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Monks and Lawyers in Chapter-house

Monks and Lawyers in Chapter-house.jpg The Knight-Errant’s SquireThumbnailsMarchands en Gros, Fifteenth CenturyThe Knight-Errant’s SquireThumbnailsMarchands en Gros, Fifteenth CenturyThe Knight-Errant’s SquireThumbnailsMarchands en Gros, Fifteenth Century

The Chapter-house was always on the east side of the court. In establishments of secular canons it seems to have been always multi-sided[72] with a central pillar to support its groining, and a lofty, conical, lead-covered roof. In these instances it is placed in the open space eastward of the cloister, and is usually approached by a passage from the east side of the cloister court