Can anyone tell me what this is?
I’m curious as to what it is. It looks like it was once open to the outside of the building (externally there’s a locked wooden door covering it), and I was completely intrigued when I saw it – particularly by the smaller hatch in the middle of the grille.
Is it some kind of alms hatch? Or perhaps to offer communion or something outside the cathedral? It definitely opened for something, anyway, once upon a time. The first thing I thought about was anchorites, but it doesn’t feel right at all.
Anyone? There’s no real reason, by the way – other than me being nosey, that is….