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pentice

(ˈpɛntɪs)
n
(Architecture) architect a narrow, sloping extension of a building's roof, providing cover to a porch, walkway, etc below
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Now the family of Bernard Wilfred Pentice are sought
The shop front would have a "stall-board" projecting from the front wall and a "penthouse" or "pentice" above the stall-board, unless the story above the shop projected outward in a "jutty." Stall-board and pentice could be folded up and down, respectively, to close the open window between them.
Placing a visible 'stairway to heaven' at every station encouraged other groups to make use of it, but complicated wagon movement and placement and didn't tell me much about what could have been done in sixteenth-century Chester using high places along the route such as the Rows or the Pentice at Saint Peter's Church.