reredorter


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reredorter

(ˈrɪəˌdɔːtə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) history a privy at the back of a monastic dormitory
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) history a privy at the back of a monastic dormitory
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The drain originally served the reredorter, which were the lavatories in the 13th century nunnery and which functioned as the main sewer for the abbey and would have originally run off into the river.
He retained the basic fabric of the east and west ranges of the former monastery, but rebuilt the south and north wings, the former probably on the site of the laybrothers' reredorter. The new north wing was built on the site of the south-western corner of the old abbey church nave, a small range of approximately 93 x 30 feet containing, on the ground floor, two family parlours flanking the spectacular centre-piece--the 22 x 26-foot grotto.
Also clear to see is the old drainage system to the reredorter or lavatories with its flushing channel.