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A covered walkway, normally adjoining a wall - derived from French la pente meaning the slope.  All images below relate to the cathedral pentice (built circa 1400).

 

Local example (click to enlarge)

Pentise sometimes written Pentice

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Cathedral precincts - pentise in mid-distance as viewed from Green Court

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Cathedral precincts - pentise viewed from gate of residence of the Archdeacon

Cathedral precincts - end of the pentise