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Description

A projecting band running horizontally across a wall – may be intended for practical purposes (controlling run of rain water down a wall) or as decoration, or some mix of the two.

 

Where the emphasis is on keeping rainwater off the wall, it is often called a drip moulding; where the emphasis is on protection of a door or window, it is known as a hoodmould.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

String course

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elaborate double string course on Tower House

 

Westgate

St Peter's Methodist church

Best Lane

St Mary Magdalen church tower

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