Cistercian Abbey, Mellifont, County Louth, exterior - west end, crypt

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Title

Cistercian Abbey, Mellifont, County Louth, exterior - west end, crypt

Location

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

Description

Photograph by Roger Stalley. Exterior view of crypt from the west showing stone access steps to the nave. West elevation shows four small windows, previously each had a cruciform grille. The crypt is composed of a main chamber accessed from the nave by stone steps. It gives onto a roughly square - planned room under the west bay of the north aisle with no direct lighting. The west wall of this chamber 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.

Subject

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

Type

Image

Artist / Creator / Agent, etc.

Stalley, Roger

Contributor's Role

Photographer

TARA (Trinity's Access to Research Archive) URI

Sponsor

Irish Research Council for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS), The Heritage Council of Ireland

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

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