Fortalice

A small fort or outwork of a fortification. The oldest part of Wedderlie is the Fortalice [see above]

Crowstepped

Squared stones which form steps on a gable (corbiestepped)

Ha-Ha

A type of sunken fence that was commonly used in landscaped gardens and parks in the eighteenth century. It involved digging a deep, dry ditch, the inner side of which would be built up to the level of the surrounding turf with either a dry-stone or brick wall.

Heraldic Panel

A stone panel with the arms and initials of a noble and his wife. These often record a date, referring to the construction or modification of a building.

Newel

The centre post in a turnpike or winding stair.