Hood moulding

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hood moulding (Arch) A projecting molding over the head of an arch, forming the outermost member of the archivolt; -- called also hood mold.
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Usage

In literature:

Note (1) the E. window (three lancets under a hood moulding); (2) niches; (3) squint.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
The hood mouldings of the triforium and clerestory also terminate in heads, some of them grotesque.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
Over the arches is a hood mould terminating with heads.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham" by J. E. Bygate
The hood-moulds of the arches are terminated by heads, of which six are portraits.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
Each arch has a triangular hood moulding, crocketed with carved finials.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
These arches are not recessed or moulded, and are without hoods, as usual.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
A straight and curved moulding surrounds their trefoil heads under a double twining hood-mould.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
A circular hood mould, with ogee finial, springs from them.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
These hood-moulds are occasionally richly carved.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
At the ends of the hood-mouldings of the diagonally placed arches of the Octagon are carved eight heads.
"Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely" by Edward Conybeare
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