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Upper enclosed part of a stair giving access to a walk behind a parapet or an upper gallery: in Scotland it is often in the form of a square top to a circular stair-tower, hence its name.

cap-house Rectangular cap-house on a circular tower containing rooms at Claypotts, Broughty Ferry, Angus (1519–88) (after MacG&R).

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