Corbel stones

 

Corbel stones are projections of stone, brick or wood designed to support an arch or beam.

A corbel table is a series of corbels immediately below the roof eaves, and can be found both externally and internally.

The Normans were especially fond of corbel tables, which were often elaborately carved in the form of monsters and other grotesque creatures.

Corbel stones

(text and images courtesy of Heritage Inspired)