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Jerkinhead Roof

Picture Dictionary of Roof Styles: Jerkinhead Roof

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The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, Connecticut has a hipped gable, or jerkinhead.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, Connecticut

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, Connecticut

Photo © Jackie Craven
A jerkinhead roof has a hipped gable. Instead of rising to a point, the gable is clipped short and appears to turn downwards.

A jerkinhead roof may also be called a:

  • Jerkin Head Roof
  • Half-hipped Roof
  • Clipped Gable
Jerkinhead roofs are sometimes found on bunaglows, cottages, and assorted Victorian house styles. Related roof styles:
  • Hip Roof
  • Gable Roof
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