Frater was the refectory or dining area of the monastery or priory. The frater of Bayham Abbey is shown left. It should be noted that after Bayham fell into ruin, landowners remodelled the ruin to be more picturesque. The crown on the column in the middle of the picture is unlikely to be in its original placement.

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