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Kirkstall Abbey: location

Kirkstall Abbey: history
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Foundation
Consolidation
Rise and Fall
Dissolution

Kirkstall Abbey: buildings
Precinct
Church
Cloister
Sacristy
Library
Chapter House
Parlour
Day Room
Dormitory
Reredorters
Warming House
Refectory
Kitchen
Lay Brothers' Range
Abbots'Lodging
Infirmary
Guesthouse
Gatehouse

Kirkstall Abbey: Lands

Kirkstall Abbey: people

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The buildings

Artist's impression of Kirkstall Abbey
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Reconstruction of Kirkstall Abbey

This learning-package will guide you through various buildings within the monastic precinct, beginning with the gate-house that stood to the NW of the abbey, and from there moving towards the twelfth-century church and the buildings situated around the cloister, namely, the sacristy, the library, chapter-house, parlour, warming-house, day-room, monks’ dormitory, latrine block (reredorters), refectory and kitchen, as well as the lay-brothers’ quarters on the western range. You can then visit some of the buildings that stood outside the central core including the abbot’s lodgings and the infirmary in the east, and the guest complex which to the west of the western range.

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