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  • n. Plural form of undercroft.


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  • “A house of this size will have vast undercrofts for the storage of food, armaments, prisoners, and the like,” Robin says.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Regrettably, what Robin says makes good sense; the vampires may well retire to the undercrofts by day.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Purchased and destroyed by Sultan Ahmed I to make way for his grand creation, its foundation, vaults, and undercrofts still remained beneath the historic place of worship.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • That also explains much of its appeal because you start the tour in the unspoilt undercrofts, the abbey 'cellars' areas and progress through to the smart Adam-style Georgian rooms and now to the clean, uncluttered spaces created to show off the latest in contemporary art.

    Torre Abbey

  • In the first phase the main interpretation areas will be created, including in the undercrofts where there will be a video presentation, a ticket office in the newly recreated cloister, and a Thrupp gallery with the works of Victorian sculptor Frederick Thrupp 1812-1895 who died in Torbay.

    Torre Abbey

  • Visitors will now see more of the building, in particular they will see the undercrofts as they should be seen, at the beginning of the tour.

    Torre Abbey

  • It turns out the Crown is much older than it looks above ground; it has a warren of vaulted powerfully ancient-looking undercrofts, which surely must have been part of an abbey before the Reformation, and although the handiest part, down some stairs behind the bar, is full of beer barrels, there are positively spacious catacombs further in.

    Presumption of Death

  • The dwellings on either side were all stone houses with shops in the undercrofts and living quarters above.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • Slowly, year by year, the ponderous walls of the crypts and undercrofts grew in the great space which it was necessary to fill.

    Normandy, Illustrated, Complete

  • Mr. Thackeray Turner thinks they were without doubt the undercrofts of merchants 'houses; but there is better reason for supposing that they are remains of some religious foundation, perhaps of White Friars.

    Highways and Byways in Surrey


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