conversi building

Period: gothic

The medieval conversi building lies to the south of the outer court, with only its foundations now surviving. This building provided for a dormitory and probably also a refectory for the conversi, or laybrothers of the house. On the basis of old engravings and a monumental capital, we believe that the now-destroyed conversi building was vaulted on both its upper and ground stories, and probably built in the early thirteenth century.