The chapter house

This is my favorite spot in the nunnery, the seats still intact where the nuns would have sat and listened to readings, or heard instruction. They would have had a roof over their heads, though it is now open to the elements. A 13th century convent, it would have housed mostly women from wealthy families, unmarried daughters, or those who did not wish to marry, illegitimate ones also, as well as widows.

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