Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Gable, the upper part of the wall at the end of a building, which is triangular in form, owing to the slope of the roof. The Gothic gable corresponds to the Classical pediment (q.v.). Gables vary much in their pitch and in the treatment of the outline. In Norman churches the only ornament used was a cross at the apex, but in succeeding styles, the coping, previously flat and plain, is often richly moulded. In the Perpendicular style, however, the sides of gables sometimes consist of a series of steps.

“Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:39