1) The OED has ‘corner-stone’ as an alternative for ‘quoin’ with examples from 1382 and 1557.

In Yorkshire ‘corner’ on its own eventually had the same meaning: 1688 Caurner stones in at the bargaine, Conistone

1719 for 10 loads corners and 1 load corballs, Horton

1786 I went with him to the Stone Pit … there will be wallstone and paving but no cutting stuff and no Corners, Slaithwaite. Some corners were made of brick: 1446-7 ‘for 40 cornertele purchased’, Selby.

spellings quoin
dates 1446-1447 1688 1719 1786

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