Columbarium A building, sometimes at least partly underground, whose walls are full of niches for funerary urns.
On the road to Assiut is a fine Roman columbarium or dove-cote.
Colmar (probably the columbarium of the Romans) is first mentioned, as a royal villa, in a charter of Louis the Pious in 823, and it was here that Charles the Fat held a diet in 884.
To a later period belongs a columbarium cut in the rock, with niches for urns.
columbarium niches Both single and double Columbarium Niches are situated in the cloister area of the West Chapel at Wilford Hill only.