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3. Monks Room

The Monks’ room can be reached by a small spiral staircase beside the North door. At the top of the steps you enter a small room which is situated immediately above the  North Porch. It is believed that the room was used by visiting clergy and is a self contained chamber, complete with its own fireplace and small stone trough for waste water which escaped by means of a spout in the wall. The room now houses an old altar table and the old parish chest  which was fastened by three padlocks each with a different key, one held by the vicar and one for each of the church wardens.
As an integral part of the construction of the North Porch its age and architectural style is that of the North Porch.

There is a corresponding room above the South Porch which is not open to the public and is used currently for storage.


 
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