UK local history termsSee also US local history terms
Almshouse: A charitable home for those in need. *
Bastion: Fortress or keep.
Bounds: Area round a College.
Cathedral Close: A special road which backs onto a cathedral, traditionally where cathedral employees lived.
Citadel: Fortress, Keep.
Crenelations: Fancy stonework on buildings.
Cross: As well as being a tombstone, a cross may also be a octagonal monument in the middle of a square.
Guild: A society of a particular trade.
Keystone: Stone forming the top of an arch. *
Livery Companies: Similar to guild.
Masonic Lodge: A meeting place for, or formerly for Freemasons. *
Old _: Formerly of that purpose. (like The Old School House).
Plaza, Piazza: A square formed with buildings of contential appearance (form the Spanish and Italian versions of square). *
Quarter: District of a town (usually where a particular minority live or a particular trade is carried out).
Shambles: Abbatoir/slaughterhouse. A road containing such a building. *
Wynd: Alley (Scottish).