Origin of fratry
First recorded in 1530–40
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West of the fratry was the prior's lodging (now the deanery).
The refectory, or fratry, was rebuilt in the fifteenth century, and is now used as a chapter-house.The Cathedrals of Great Britain
P. H. Ditchfield
The refectory, sometimes called the fratry or frater-house, was the common hall for all conventual meals.English Monastic Life
Beneath the fratry is a very fine Decorated crypt, with a groined roof.
The late Mr. Street very carefully restored the fratry in 1880, and it is now used as a chapter-house, library, and choir-school.