Skew or Askewtable
Skew Or Askewtable.
The term skew is still used in the north of England for a stone built into the bottom of a gable or other similar situations to support the coping above it. It appears formerly to have been applied to the stones forming the slopes of the set offs of buttresses and other projections. Skewtable was probably the course of stone weathered, or sloped, on the top, placed over a continuous set off in a wall.