|The Cloister||| Print ||
Just beyond the entrance, after the sixteenth century doorway, to our left we find the cloister, a graceful little courtyard in an Arabian – Sicilian – Norman style. Above the arch, supported by two massive columns, two boar heads recall the family crest of Lord Grimthorpe. After a partial collapse it was restored to its original design and enriched with decorative secular and religious elements. Worth noting among these are: the seven Deadly Sins, the Nine Norman Warriors, the Deposition and a ceramic panel by Luca Della Robbia.