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Kirkstall Abbey: 07. Warming Room, Yorkshire, West Riding

(53°49′17″N, 1°36′23″W)
Kirkstall Abbey: 07. Warming Room
SE 260 362
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, West Riding
now West Yorkshire
medieval York
  • Rita Wood
07 Mar 2017

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Feature Sets

The warming room was located on the S range of the cloister. Because of the many changes in function in this area, little material from the Romanesque period remains in the interior of the warming room. The brick surface indicates a fireplace probably of a later period. A plain round-headed alcove is designated ‘towel cupboard’ and given a late 12thc date by Hope and Bilson (1907); this was also the area of the 13thc lavatorium, which replaced a free-standing wash-basin in the SE corner of the cloister. Surviving Romanesque sculpture is limited to two corbels on the N wall.

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


Interior Features

Vaulting/Roof Supports