Somerset, Bath Abbey from the Square
Somerset, Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths entrance front right
Somerset, Bath Abbey from the Roman Baths - the above three photographs are courtesy of Jane Chapman
Somerset, Bath Abbey, The Nave
Somerset, Bath Abbey, West Front
Somerset, Bath, Pump Room and Abbey Tower c1930's
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Somerset, Bath Abbey and Gardens
This page shows photos of Bath Abbey during various periods in the past, and of course they compliment the contemporary photographs.
The Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul is commonly known as Bath Abbey. The church is of the Anglican faith, and is formerly a Benedictine Monastery. There has been a religious building on the site since at least the year 757AD, an Anglo-Saxon church at that time.
The religious buildings have been ruined on several occasions, beginning with the Normans a little after 1066AD, who built a Norman Cathedral around the year 1090, but because the Monastery could not afford its' upkeep, that too was in ruins by the late 15th century.
By 1499AD the existing Abbey was founded, only to be left in ruins in the 1530's by the 'Dissolution of the Monasteries' - care of King Henry VIII. The building was repaired and completed by 1611AD, and their motto is 'Where Earth and Heaven Meet'.
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Somerset, Bath Abbey
Somerset, Bath Abbey and the Colonnade
Somerset, Bath Abbey Interior
Somerset, Bath Abbey Nave
Somerset, Bath Abbey, Prior Birds Chantry
Somerset, Bath, The Abbey c1930's
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