The ambulatory (Latin: ambulatorium, lit. "walking place") is the covered passage around a cloister or the processional way around the east end of a cathedral or large church and behind the high altar.
The term is also used to describe a garden feature in the grounds of a country house. A typical example is the one shown, which stands in the grounds of Horton Court in Gloucestershire, UK.
- Francis D. K. Ching (2011). A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. John Wiley & Sons. p. 29. ISBN 978-1-118-16049-7.
- Ariane Archambault (2002). The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture. Québec Amerique. p. 152. ISBN 978-2-7644-0877-3.
- "Name: AMBULATORY 20 YARDS SOUTH WEST OF HORTON COURT List entry Number: 1321166". Historic England. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
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