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Cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral

Cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral


A carte-de-visite showing a view of the 14th-century lavatorium in the cloisters Gloucester Cathedral. Monks were required to wash before meals and thus all mediaeval monastic buildings had a communal washing area, usually adjacent to the refectory.

Photographer unidentified.

 

Code: 125661
 
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