Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Bargeboard
Also called Vergeboard


A board, often ornately carved or pierced, fixed to the projecting edge of a gable roof

Commonly found in Gothic Revival architecture (1830-1860), Queen Anne architecture (1880-1910), and Tudor Revival architecture (early 20th century).

In Eastlake and Queen Anne styles, carved vergeboards sometimes include scroll-sawn cutouts, bull's eyes, beaded spindles, turned spindles, sunbursts, or (drop) pendants.


Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2003 Chuck LaChiusa
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