Inner (southern) court

Period: gothic

The inner court is found on the southern end of the site, bounded by the fortification wall (to the south), the kitchen and abbot’s room (to the north), and the early modern guesthouse and infirmary (to the east). Access to the inner court was protected by the porter. Textual evidence (the customary) as well as pictorial evidence (the Barbaran plan) tell us that the porter surveyed the inner court from his office at the east end of the conversi building.