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Kirkstall Abbey: 05. Monks' parlour, Yorkshire, West Riding

(53°49′17″N, 1°36′23″W)
Kirkstall Abbey: 05. Monks' parlour
SE 260 362
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, West Riding
now West Yorkshire
  • Rita Wood
09 Apr 2010, 11 May 2010

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The parlour is immediately to the S of the chapter house. Hope (1907) says it was once open at both ends, as was the parlour at Fountains, but both archways are now blocked. The opening to the S, which led to the dormitory stairs, is also blocked (see report Kirkstall Abbey: 06, Monks' dayroom and dormitory). The parlour is not accessible to visitors and is a storeroom. Unlike the parlour at Fountains, which has elaborate vault corbels, the capitals which could be glimpsed in the parlour at Kirkstall are plain scallop types, and the vault corbels are, like many others, reeded.

For History, Comments and full Bibliography, see report Kirkstall Abbey: 01 Church.


Exterior Features


Interior Features

Vaulting/Roof Supports