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MENIAL DEPARTMENT

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 13 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MENIAL DEPARTMENT. Z. Factory. a. Threshing-floor. b. Workshops. c, c. Mills. d. Kiln. e. Stables. f. Cow-sheds. g. Goat-sheds. h. Pig-sties. i. Sheep-folds. k, k, k. Servants' and workmen's sleeping-chambers. 1. Gardener's house. m, m. Hen and duck house. n. Poultry-keeper's house, o. Garden. hers. .p. Cemetery. [bread. Infirmary—i–6 as above in q. Bakehouse for sacramental the house of novices. r. Unnamed in plan. Doctor's house. s, s, s. Kitchens. Physic garden. t, t, E. Baths. church has on its east side the " pisalis " or " calefactory " (H), the common sitting-room oft the brethren, warmed by flues beneath the floor. On this side in later monasteries we invariably find the chapter house, the absence of which in this plan is somewhat surprising. It appears, however, from the inscriptions oit the plan itself, that the north walk of the cloisters served for the purposes of a chapter-house, and was fitted up with benches on fhe long sides. Above the calefactory is the " dormitory opening into the south transept of the church, to enable the monks to attend the nocturnal services with 7 T C. Corridor, with cells on each side. D. Staircase. Lh J Z LkJ
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