Refectory

Can I see the Refectory?

 

  • The frater, or refectory, occupied the west side of the cloister, but little is now visible except the traces of blocked windows above the arcade and the projecting column of brickwork which once supported the pulpit, from which the friars heard scriptural readings as they ate.
  • The lower floor has also been much changed, and little remains of the stairs which led to the lavatorium where the friars would have washed their hands before their meals.
  • At the Reformation, six tables from the refectory were sold for the sum of 35 shillings and the room was used for a time as a granary.
The Frater
[The Frater. Photographer: Christopher Bonfield]