Small gable, usually set over the west wall of a church or over the east wall of the nave immediately above the chancel-arch, containing a bell or bells suspended within arched openings. Over the chancel-arch a bell-cote is called a Sancte-cote, as it carries the Sanctus bell.
bell-cote Typical Rut. C13 type (after an example at All Saints' Church, Little Casterton, Rut.).