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A cloister is a covered walk or arcade running along the walls of buildings (or free-standing walls), and forming a quadrangle or 'garth'.

 

Local example at the cathedral (click to enlarge)

Cloisters

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View from Bell Harry tower

View across the garth

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One of over 800 heraldic bosses (Bourchier family)

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