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  Haverfordwest Priory                                       Back to Ground Plans
This map (below) comes from The Home of the Monk by Rev. D. H. S. Cranage, published in 1926 . This map is
part of the public domain. 

Haverfordwest Priory

The plan is founded on those by Mr. A. W. Clapham and Mr. Ernest A. R. Rahbula in Archaeologia
Cambrensis (December 1921 and 1924).  It is printed here by permission of Mr. Clapham and the Cambrian Archaeological Association.
Houses of regular canons [see Monastic Orders], whether Augustinian as in this case or Premonstratensian,
are often smaller and less important than those of the Benedictine, Cluniac, and Cistercian Orders.  Some of the churches are aisleless and some have only one aisle.
The buildings date mainly from the thirteenth century, with some additions of later periods. The claustral
ranges [enclosed buildings] are of normal character. The kitchen is rather farther from the frater [dining hall] than usual.  The position of the farmery [infirmary] was always a matter of local convenience, the quietest part of the monastery being chosen.

Rev. D. H. S. Cranage, page 112

Haverfordwest Priory
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For more information on abbeys and how monastics lived, see my article Parts of a Monastery and Abbey Church.


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