Last edited 27 Jan 2021

Slype

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In architecture, the slype (or slip) is a narrow covered passageway found in a medieval church, monastery or cathedral. The slype is frequently adjacent to the cloisters and is often situated between the transept or nave. It leads to the chapter house or deanery of the church.

The term may come from the Flemish word, slijpe, which is a place for slipping in and out. In general terms, slype is simply a narrow passageway or road.

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