Cistercian Abbey, Mellifont, Collon, County Louth - interior, west end - crypt

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Cistercian Abbey, Mellifont, Collon, County Louth - interior, west end - crypt


Collon, County Louth, Leinster, Republic of Ireland, Europe


Photograph by Roger Stalley. West - end crypt viewed from the south. The rectangular main chamber is accessed via stone steps and is lit by four small windows in the west wall, each had a cruciform grille. A doorway leads from this main chamber to a roughly square - planned room under the west bay of the north aisle. It receives no direct lighting. The west wall has a large 'L' - shaped cupboard with a barrel vault and indications of wicker centering. It may have been used as a safe or strong - room. A smaller sealed chamber exists to the east of the main one but is not accessible.


Architecture, Medieval - Ireland, Ecclesiastical architecture, Architecture - Ireland - Louth, Cistercian architecture, Monasteries—Ireland, Crypts, crypt, steps, chamber, doorway, barrel vault, wicker centering, window, cruciform, grille, safe



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Stalley, Roger

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