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Description

 

Corruption of 'verge boards' at the verge of the gables of a roof.  Often carved or pierced (fretted) for decoration.

 

Common 15th to early 17th century, and more recently in Picturesque or Vernacular revival buildings.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Bargeboards

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