Entering the slype, a passage which led from the cloister to the monks’ cemetery, the unusually long lancet windows in the north transept immediately set the atmosphere and style of the church. The night stair in the south transept makes a lasting impression. Unlike many churches significant redevelopment did not take place until the 20th Century. The Abbey contains the Dance of Death depicting the fact that Death may visit at any time. It is the most important visible survival of this medieval allegory remaining in England.
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