• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cloister-garth the court or yard enclosed by a cloister
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cloistre (A.S. clauster)—L. claustrumclaudĕre, clausum, to shut.


In literature:

A noticeable feature of the cloister garth is a Norman arch belonging to a doorway that appears to be of later date.
"Yorkshire Painted And Described" by Gordon Home
The south end of the transept rises on the north side of the cloister garth.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901)" by Hubert C. Corlette
In the centre of the cloister garth are the remains of what was the monks' lavatory.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham" by J. E. Bygate
On the west side of the cloister garth are now only a few vaulted cellars.
"Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys" by Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
Their ship is their garth, and cloister, and choir, wherein they praise God with full voices through all the hours from matins to compline.
"A Child's Book of Saints" by William Canton
Their graceful windows and long gray arcades contrast splendidly with the greensward of the cloister-garth.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The cloister-garth was used as a place of sepulture, as well as the surrounding alleys.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
May we not yet hope that this spot will be spared the fate of the cloister garth?
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
He died at Bournemouth on the 15th of December 1885, and was buried in the cloister garth of Chester.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various