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A chapter house is a building or room that forms part of a cathedral or monastery and is used for larger meetings.  The name arises from use of the room for 'business' meetings of the monastic priory - these started with the reading of a chapter of Benedict's Rules for monastic life.

 

Local example at the cathedral (click to enlarge)

Chapter House

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External view of Canterbury Chapter House

East window

Irish oak roof

Prior's seat

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