It surmounts the watershed by means of Sapperton tunnel, 2 m.
Dr Petrie surmounts the difficulty by saying that the process depicted is not glass-blowing, but some metallurgical process in which reeds were used tipped with lumps of clay.
A row of gargoyles surmounts each storey of the facade, which is also ornamented by sculptured friezes.
The crown which strangely enough surmounts the shield with the arms of the Commonwealth on the coins of Oliver Cromwell (as distinguished from those of the Commonwealth itself, which have no crown) is a royal crown with alternate crosses and fleurs-de-lys round the circlet, and is surmounted by three arches, which, though somewhat flattened, are not bent.
He was buried in St Paul's cathedral, where a statue surmounts his tomb.
The houses are built of stone and mortar, and above the thatched straw roof which surmounts the doublestoreyed buildings the square water-tower rises gracefully.
A third and still loftier tower, the upper part of which, in the florid Gothic style, is modern, surmounts the crossing.
The cathedral is a Romanesque building, mainly of the 12th century, the most prominent feature of which is the gilded statue of the Virgin which surmounts the western tower.