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Synonyms for transom

a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door

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a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it


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What excites the architectural historians is the building's unusual "14-light timber mullioned and transomed window" and "cyclopean-headed doorway complete with drawbar socket".
The volume great room reveals an entire wall of transomed windows that continue around the corners as well.
It is not just because of its majestic Elizabethan architecture with its pink sandstone bricks, mullioned and double transomed windows, not to mention its battalions of tall chimneys.
Mullioned and transomed windows and a solid oak front door with bullseye window completes the imposing exterior, while inside the property includes a reception hall, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room and a large oak floored kitchen/breakfast room, measuring 30' by 16', with a green gas-fired AGA and fitted range of cupboards and drawers.
The windows are also interesting, some fine mullioned and transomed examples with leaded panes, dating from the 17th century construction, one with a fine and elaborate catch of the same period.