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an E c c l e s i a s t i c a l s c h o o l ) . On the inside both o f its storeys have

retained walls and vaults. It consisted of two sections with «seni» flanked by

cells. The rooms overlooking the monastery wall are similar to those at the

front, but they retain traces of latrines which were once partitioned off here

in the body o f the outer walls. The front and back chambers on the ground

floor in the end o f the building closest to the chu rch o f the Transfiguration

were joined into one unusually long room. The grater part o f the window

openings were hewn wider, but some o f them overlooking the fortress wall

and the hospital chambers retained their original arched form. The upper

windows of the main facade were formerly decorated with frames. The s e c ­

ond storey was accessed by two wooden porches.

The most clear idea o f the exterior of old monastery cells can be ob tained

from a small two-storey house with gates, located between the chu rches of

the Transfiguration and the Presentation of the Virgin which was built in the

last quarter o f the XVII century and has survived without considerable a lte r­

ations. It is usually referred to as the С e 1 1 a r ' s b u i l d i n g , but this

name is of a relatively later period. There were two cells in the ground floor

and six small store-rooms in the upper one. The first floor was reached by a

wooden porch located on the side of the service yard. The main facade of

the building fronting on the bell-tower and the churches o f the Transfigura­

tion and Archangel Gabriel was lavishly adorned. Window frames arranged

in an asymmetrical and picturesque way and the arch o f the gates supported

by massive round piers create an effective interplay of light and shadow. The

lines of the facade are devoid of geometrical regularity and seem to be drawn

by hand, the details look as if sculpted by an artist. The back facade is much

more simpler. Its windows have no frames, the gate arch has no framing

either. This building originally had one more long wing a ttached to the

south wall o f the refectory chamber and running along the whole o f its

length. In the middle o f the last century this wing was pulled down.

They buiit no stone cells characteristic of a cloister in the smaller Ivanovski

monastery, where the sick and the poor lived. In 1730s with the dona tion o f

Empress Anna Ioanovna t h e S m a l l h o s p i t a l c h a m b e r was

built here. It was called so in comparison to the significantly larger hospital

chamber of Uspenski monastery which was since then referred to as the Big

hospital chamber. Both in its lay-out and architectural forms the Small ho s ­

pital chamber adheres to the traditions of the preceding century. The bu ild ­

ing consists o f a single-pier vaulted chamber and narrow «seni» accessed

through three doors. The chamber is full of light, both its walls are lined

with continuos rows o f windows. The treatment of the main facade facing

the lake is very beautiful with alternating small and big arched windows.

The chamber is covered by a high timber roof which has retained its old

structure with rafters supported by pyramidal log «ryazhi» (a wooden frame­

work structure where logs are superposed leaving a space between two con -

sequetive rows).

Besides the essential to Russian monasteries churches, walls, service and

residential buildings there are two not quite conventional structures in Kir­