"wardrobes, which looked like Gothick confessionals"
Gothic Revival facade of St Pancras Station, London
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeGothic Revival facade of St Pancras Station, London - Credit: Andrew Dunn (October 2004)

A confessional is an enclosed booth or stall within a church where a priest hears confessions.

Gothick is an old-fashioned spelling of gothic. Gothic architecture originated during the Medieval period; the style was revived in England from the 1740s  onwards, and lasted until the later decades of the 19th century, becoming known as Gothic Revival style (also, Neo-Gothic or Victorian Gothic).

Gothic revival architecture is characterised by castle-like features such as towers, spires and parapets, by windows with pointed arches and ornamental stonework (tracery), and by both steep-sloping roofs, and flat roofs with battlements. Internally, the style is characterised by painted panelling, vaulted ceilings, coloured carvings, and the use of rich fabrics such as velvet.

 

 

Confessional of La Plata Cathedral, Argentina
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeConfessional of La Plata Cathedral, Argentina - Credit: Sergio Panei Pitrau
Confessional in Milan, Italy
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeConfessional in Milan, Italy - Credit: Thomas Quine