UK local history terms
Note: although these are UK terms, those marked * are also used in the US. For instance there is a 'Shambles' in Chicago.
- A charitable home for those in need. *
- Fortress or keep.
- Area round a College.
- Cathedral Close
- A special road which backs onto a cathedral, traditionally where cathedral employees lived.
- Fortress, Keep.
- Fancy stonework on buildings.
- As well as being a tombstone, a cross may also be a octagonal monument in the middle of a square.
- A society of a particular trade.
- Stone forming the top of an arch. *
- Livery Companies
- Similar to guild.
- Masonic Lodge
- A meeting place for, or formerly for Freemasons. *
- Formerly of that purpose. (i.e. The Old School House).
- Plaza, Piazza
- A square formed with buildings of contential appearance (form the Spanish and Italian versions of square). *
- District of a town (usually where a particular minority live or a particular trade is carried out).
- Abbatoir/slaughterhouse. A road containing such a building. *
- Alley (Scottish).
See also: US local history terms, Castle terms, Church, Cathedral