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The buildings of a monastic community presided over by an abbot or abbess.

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Term Note
CATHEDRAL The principal church of a diocese in which the cathedra or bishop's throne is to be found.
CHAPTER HOUSE The building attached to a cathedral or collegiate church where the dean, prebendaries or monks and canons met for the transaction of business.
FRIARY A religious house occupied by men of mendicant religious orders (friars).
GATEHOUSE A gateway with one or more chambers over the entrance arch; the flanking towers housing stairs and additional rooms. Use with wider site type where known.
GUEST HALL A residence for guests, usually part of a religious house.
KITCHEN A building or room where food is prepared and cooked.
MONASTERY A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of men living in seclusion under religious vows.
NUNNERY A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of women, such as nuns or canonesses, living in seclusion under religious vows.
PRIORY A lesser monastery headed by a prior, often linked to a cathedral or dependent on a mother house.
REFECTORY A communal dining room, especially in schools, colleges and monasteries.

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