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A pediment is a triangular shape above a door, entrance or wall memorial.  

 

In a broken pediment the two sides fail to meet at the apex.

 

See also full pediment, open pediment (where the bottom horizontal has a central gap), and scroll pediment (where the two sides are shaped as scrolls and fail to meet at the apex).

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Broken pediment

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Francis Godfrey memorial in Warriors' Chapel , Cathedral

Sir John Finch memorial,

St Martin's church

Memorial to Janes Hardres, cathedral stairs leading to south choir aisle

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