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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The bell gable (Spanish: espada a, Catalan: espadanya, French: clocher-mur) is an architectural element crowning at the upper end of the wall of church buildings, usually in lieu of a church tower. It consists of a gable end in stone, with small hollow semi-circular arches where the church bells are placed. It is a characteristic example of the simplicity of romanesque architecture.Bell-gables or espada as are especially common in small village churches throughout the Iberian Peninsula, for they were easier and cheaper to build than a church tower or bell tower. This simple and sober architectural element would later be brought to the Americas and the Philippines by Iberian colonizers. The bell gable usually rises over the front fa ade wall, but in some churches they may be located on top of any other wall or even on top of the toral arch in the midst of the roof.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136530449
  • 9786136530444