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A pediment is the triangular shape above a door or entrance.  A pediment is open if the bottom bar is incomplete, and leaves a gap in the middle.  There are plenty to spot in Canterbury:

 

See also full pediment, broken pediment and scroll pediment

 

Local examples (click to enlarge and read captions)

Open pediment

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