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
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 152.