Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

BELL free
Plural: belfries

Part of a bell tower or steeple in which bells are housed

Old French: "berfrei" = a tower. Not connected with "bell"

See also bell gable

In Japanese Buddhist temples, the building or tower holding the large bonsho bell is a shoro.

Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:

Photos and their arrangement 2003 Chuck LaChiusa
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