Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

All our staffed properties, sites and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, are currently closed, but we’re working on plans to gradually reopen. In the meantime, you can access our services online. Find out more.

Scheduled Website Maintenance 14/07/20 00:00 – 04:00GMT – There will be periods of time during this window when this website will be unavailable.

CELL

Back to search

A monastic enclave dependent on a mother house.

Related Terms

Term Note
CHAPEL A freestanding building, or a room or recess serving as a place of Christian worship in a church or other building.
FARM A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known.
GRANGE The residence and outbuildings of an outlying farm or estate, especially that held by a monastery or other religious order.
MANOR An area of land consisting of the lord's demesne and of lands from whose holders he may exact certain fees, etc.
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.
PRECEPTORY A manor or estate owned and run by an order of knights and governed by a preceptor.

Heritagedata.org: Linked Data resource