This section is from the book "Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment Vol5", by G. A. T. Middleton. Also available from Amazon: Modern Buildings.
(Contributed by Walter Hooker)
Plinths Fig. 146 gives a few types of Gothic plinths. It will be seen that the joints are arranged to come under projecting mouldings, which are designed to make water falling upon them drip clear of the wall.