Campaniles

Tower designed to contain bells, either freestanding or attached to a church.

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Go Historic ID
308
Names
bell tower
bell towers
campanile Italian
belltowers
towers, bell
bell houses
bellhouses
houses, bell
belfries
klokkentorens Dutch
klokkentoren Dutch
cloic theach Irish Gaelic
kolokolnya Russian (transliterated)
campanarios Spanish
campanario Spanish
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Towers fitted and prepared for containing bells, can be either freestanding or attached to buildings or other structures. Their footprint can be either round or rectangular (typically square). For the spaces in which bells are hung, use "belfries."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300004848. The J. Paul Getty Trust.