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Last edited 15 Mar 2017
The main upright supporting the handrail, is known as the ‘newel post’. These are typically found at the bottom of stairs, but can also be found at the top, and in intermediate positions, such as landings.
|Ornate newel post with finial.||Simple newel post.|
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