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Where Monks Slept
- The monks slept here in
beds lined up along the walls.
- You still find dormitories today
in places like boarding schools and youth hostels.
- There was no need for any
- There were stairs down to the cloister. It was a short walk, through the cloister to the
abbey church, for
services in the night.
- The 'long gallery' of Abingdon
Abbey was probably a dormitory, but for guests or 'lay brothers',
not monks. It still stands today.