Definition of Bell cot
1. Noun. A small shelter for bells; has a gable or shed roof.
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Literary usage of Bell cot
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Parish Churches: Being Perspective Views of English Ecclesiastical by Raphael Brandon, Joshua Arthur Brandon (1858)
"An Early Perpendicular double bell cot, probably replacing the old Norman one, has been built over the Chancel arch, several windows have been inserted at ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"A bell-cot, gable or turret often holds the " Sanctus-bell," rung at the saying of ... This differs but little from the common bell-cot, except that it is ..."
3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1881)
"Five examples of bell cots are shown in Brandon's Parish Churches, notably a double bell cot at Barnwood, Gloucestershire, and a beautiful example at ..."
4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1892)
"Between them, on the roof-level in octagon turrets with graceful apex of the gable, rises the sanctus bell-cot, which is one of the most elegantly-designed ..."
5. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1850)
"You say ' there is a kind of sancte-bell cot, of which we know not the use.' The intended use is what the name designates. It is to contain a bell. ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"This differs but little from the common bell-cot, except that it U generally on the top of the arch dividing the nave from tho chancel At ..."