In architecture, an ell is a wing of a building that lies perpendicular to the length of the main portion.
In connected farm architecture, the ell is often extended to attach the main house to another building, usually a barn. It takes its name from the shape of the letter L.
- ^ Ching, Francis D. K. (1995). A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. p. 26. ISBN 0-442-02462-2.