PRESENTABLE AND FUNCTIONAL
The chapter house was a prestigious meeting place within the monastery and was designed accordingly. Three round pillars support the Gothic stellar vault. Large tracery windows open the space toward the east cloister. The attached chapel oriel, originally accessible from two staircases, was significantly altered in the 19th century. It takes its name, "chapter house", from its function: a place for monks to gather daily in order to hear a reading from the chapters of the monastic rules.