Medieval Glossary


Located next to the rectory, this was the place in a monastery that monks could use to warm themselves. This area also served as an area for work that could possibly disturb the monastery (such as noisy work).

Related term(s): Rectory; Monastery; Scriptorium; Infirmary
Category: Western Christianity
Added: 01.07.05
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 152.


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