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I vote belfry, though I'm not totally sure that's right.

A cupola is round. We call the rowhouses with round dunce caps here cupolas.

A narthex is the little building space underneath the belfry. So the entrance would be the narthex. 

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19 minutes ago, Seasider too said:

I think of cupolas as nonfunctional. Belfries, on the other hand, house bells. And bats. 

Cupolas are functional - they improve ventilation. I think this one is called a bell tower cupola. I found out that the Amish who built my horse barns also build custom cupolas, which sometimes include bells.

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