Rievaulx Abbey: Dorter

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Rievaulx Abbey © David Gill

The entrance to the Dorter, or Dormitory, at Rievaulx Abbey lies at the south-eastern corner to the cloister, and immediately to the west of the Chapter House.

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Rievaulx Abbey © David Gill

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Rievaulx Abbey © David Gill

The Dorter was placed over a vaulted day room that contained large fireplaces. The Reredorter was placed at right-angles to the Dorter on its south side.

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Day Room, Rievaulx Abbey © David Gill

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Day Room, Rievaulx Abbey © David Gill

The monks were able to pass from the Dorter, along a passage over the north end of the chapter house, and then via the night stairs in the south transept of the church.

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South Transept, Rievaulx Abbey © David Gill

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