- a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary, attached to a church, and generally behind the high altar at the extremity of the apse.
Origin of Lady chapel
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On the north and south of the lady-chapel the wall is finished by a parapet.
The chapel north of the lady-chapel has an angle turret like that on the south.
Such a position for a Lady-chapel—at the south side of the choir, and in an upper storey—is extremely unusual.
The third storey is now the Cathedral library, but was originally the Lady-chapel, and was commonly called the Lady-loft.
The vestry was formerly a Lady-chapel, possibly Saxon, with a thirteenth-century door and a curious mutilated altar.The Cornwall Coast
Arthur L. Salmon
- a chapel within a church or cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary