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A small dwelling for the solitary confinement of a pious reclusive religious man or monk, often attached to the north wall of a church. A squint enabled the occupant to witness the Mass.

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.
CHURCH A building used for public Christian worship.
HERMITAGE A built or natural feature in a secluded location, used as a retreat or resting place.

Heritagedata.org: Linked Data resource