Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Part of a bell tower or steeple in which bells are housed
Old French: "berfrei" = a tower. Not connected with "bell"
See also bell gable
In Japanese Buddhist temples, the building or tower holding the large bonsho bell is a shoro.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: Plymouth Methodist Church / Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
- Asbury Delaware Avenue Methodist Church
- Church of the Good Shepherd
- St. Anthony's RC Church
- Corpus Christi RC Church
- Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Church of St. Mary (Kosciol Mariacki), Cracow, Poland
- Bell Tower, Kizhi, Russia