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a building in which the chapter of the clergy meets. Its plan varies, the simplest being a rectangle. At Worcester, England, the Norman builders created a circular chapter house (c.1100), with vaulting springing from a central pillar. Subsequent examples, adopting this central support for their vaulted roofs but frequently having a polygonal plan, are among the most distinctive achievements of the English Gothic builders. Those at Salisbury, Wells, and Westminster Abbey (1250) are octagonal, while that at Lincoln is decagonal. At York, the octagonal room (c.1300) exhibits a departure in that it dispenses with the central column and is covered with a vaulted wooden roof.
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Chapter house

A place for business meetings of a religious or fraternal organization; usually a building that is attached to a hall for gatherings; occasionally contains living quarters for members of such groups.
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chapter house

A place for business meetings of a religious or fraternal organization; occasionally also contains living quarters for members of such a group.
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She served as a Gray Lady with the Worcester Chapter of the American Red Cross as a volunteer during World War II and with the same organization, as a volunteer after the Worcester Tornado in 1953 at the Red Cross Chapter House, was a member of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Civic Music Association and a member of the National Secretaries Association, Worcester Chapter, of which she was chosen as Secretary of the Year in 1962, and a member of several other organizations.
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