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A pediment is the triangular shape above a door or entrance. In a scroll pediment the ends of the sloping sides are shaped as a scroll, imitating paper or vellum.  Where the sloping sides show a scroll only at the top, they are sometimes known as swan-neck pediments.

 

See also full pediment, broken pediment and open pediment

 

In addition, Canterbury door surrounds show good examples of scroll brackets – see images 3 and 4.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Scroll pediment

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Broken scroll pediment,

Orchard House, New Street

Extraordinary pediment within a pediment, inner pediment shows scrolls, St Dunstan's

Italianate cornice with scroll brackets, Broad Street

Scroll brackets, Oaten Hill

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