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Sacristy Safe storage for the church valuables Sanctuary Location of the church to the east of the alter rails Sepulchre A tomb Shaft the part between the capital and the base of a pillar but usually applied to the small columns clustered around pillars or found in the jambs of doors or windows Shaft The main part of a column Shell Keep A high circular or many sided keep built on top of a motte with domestic buildings inside Shingle Small tiles of wood used to cover a roof Siege tower A timber tower sometimes with wheels that attackers used to reach the height of the castle Slype Covered walkway between transepts and chapter-house Solar The private living quarters of a Lord. Usually next to the great hall Spandrel Triangular space above the haunch of an arch Spire Conical construction on top of a tower Stained Glass The glass is stained with metallic oxides and painted afterwards with finer details Stairs Series of steps made of wood or stone giving access to different floors Steeple Combined spire and tower where there is no defined join Strapwork Ornament that imitates interlacing bands of leather String-course Band, sometimes projecting, of horizontal masonry
Tie-beam Horizontal beam used to hold rafters from spreading Tracery Ornamental stonework in a window Transepts Located to the north and south of the choir, providing extra chapels and useful for holding the central tower up Transom Horizontal division of a window Triforium The portion of the internal wall of a cathedral above the arcade and below the clerestory that fronts the area above aisles Turret A small tower Tympanum Space between the lintel of a doorway and an arch above it
Undercroft The crypt below the church
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