Also called armarium. Ecclesiastical. a recess in the wall of a church or a cupboard in the sacristy where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc., are kept.
Chiefly British Dialect. a storeroom, closet, or pantry.
Obsolete. any of various types of closet or cupboard with doors and shelves.
Historical Examples

The aumbry is on the north and the piscina on the south side of the position which the altar used to occupy.
Bell’s Cathedrals: Chichester (1901) Hubert C. Corlette

She opened swiftly an aumbry in which there stood a tankard of milk.
The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford

An aumbry was a recess in the wall well lined inside with wood so that the damp of the masonry should not spoil the books.
Old English Libraries Ernest Savage

The sedilia in the chancel and the aumbry in the north transept should be seen.
Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes

In each of these the old piscina and aumbry remain near where the altar had been placed.
Bell’s Cathedrals: Chichester (1901) Hubert C. Corlette

Note the old font which was evidently at one time coloured; also the aumbry, piscina and sedile.
Seaward Sussex Edric Holmes

The aumbry in the south wall has a semicircular arch, and has been double.
An Account of Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen Anonymous

The sedilia are Perpendicular, and an Early English piscina and aumbry are observable behind the altar.
The Cathedrals of Great Britain P. H. Ditchfield

The deep window recess opposite the door was fitted up as a small chapel, with aumbry, Piscina, and Sedilia.
Authorised Guide to the Tower of London W. J. Loftie

In the next chapel, that of the Four Virgins, there is nothing to show where the aumbry or the piscina was.
Bell’s Cathedrals: Chichester (1901) Hubert C. Corlette

noun (pl) -bries
a variant of ambry
noun (pl) -bries
a recessed cupboard in the wall of a church near the altar, used to store sacred vessels, etc
(obsolete) a small cupboard or other storage space


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