Click here to see a plan of the cathedral with Viewpoint 15 marked.
A cloister (from Latin claustrum, “enclosure”) is a covered walk or arcade running along the walls of buildings and forming a quadrangle or ‘garth’.
The Canterbury example was refurbished in the early 1400s, and includes over 800 heraldic bosses from this period, the largest collection of medieval heraldic devices in England.
Here are just 10 features not to miss:
- roof bosses
- Blaxland graffiti
- Pope John Paul‘s boss
- martyrdom door
- stained glass – musicians
- stained glass – Dick Sheppard
- washing trough – see Image 3
- monks’ ‘turn’ – also known as a ‘rota’; in the western walk and gave access to the cellarium – see Image 4
- American symbols – close to the martyrdom door – see Image 5
- head of Thomas Yevele (Image 6)