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Last edited 31 May 2021
The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture (third edition) was published in 1980. It was created for Penguin Reference and compiled by John Fleming, Hugh Honour and Nikolaus Pevsner.
It defines laced windows as: ‘Windows pulled visually together vertically by strips, usually in brick of a different colour from that of the wall, which continue vertically the lines of the window surrounds. It was a popular motif c. 1720 in England’.
The term ‘laced’ is believed to be a Latin reference to the word for noose, which is in keeping with the suggestion of the windows hanging together.
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