Illustrated Architecture Dictionary


A continuous row or layer of stones, tile, brick, shingles, etc., in a wall

Coursed masonry
: Masonry construction in which the stones are laid in regular courses, not irregularly as in rough or random stonework

Coursed rubble: Masonry construction in which roughly dressed stones of random size are used, as they occur, to build up courses; the interstices between them are filled with smaller pieces, or with mortar.

See also: Belt course / Stringcourse / Band course    ...   Saw tooth course

Commonly found in most styles of architecture

Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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