Cloisters

Can I see the Cloisters?

 

  • Parts of the Dominican cloister survive, although they are much altered.
The Cloister along the south side by the church
[The Cloister along the south side by the church. Photographer Christopher Bonfield]

 

  • The cloister along the south side by the church is the best preserved, and dates from an early period of The Halls, probably around 1310-1320.
  • We do not know if any of the arches in the cloisters acted as doorways to the lawn in the centre.
  • Modern excavations have shown that the walkway was used for burials, and that, in the eighteenth century, the walls were still decorated with paintings.