Chapter house

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  • Source:
    Britannica Online
  • Document Type:
    Reference Entry
  • Language:
    English
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    • Publication Information:
      Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
    • Abstract:
      chamber or building, often reached through the cloister, in which the chapter, or heads of monastic bodies, assemble to transact business. Chapter houses occur in various forms. In England the chapter houses of the medieval cathedrals were originally rectangular in plan (e.g., Canterbury), but the most common design is a polygon with a central pillar to support a vaulted ceiling. Particularly fine octagonal examples can be seen at Salisbury or Westminster. There are oblong chapter houses at Canterbury and Exeter and a circular one at Worcester. English chapter houses are often provided with a vestibule (e.g., Lincoln and Salisbury). On [...]
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      Copyright © 1994-2020 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
    • Accession Number:
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    • ABNT:
      Chapter house. Britannica Online, [s. l.], [s. d.]. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9022489. Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
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      Chapter house. Britannica Online. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9022489
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      Chapter house. (n.d.). Britannica Online.
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      ‘Chapter house’ n.d., Britannica Online, viewed 21 October 2020, .
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      Chapter house. Britannica Online [Internet]. [cited 2020 Oct 21]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9022489