ST7564 : Bath Abbey, High Altar and Reredos

taken 7 years ago, near to Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, Great Britain

Bath Abbey, High Altar and Reredos
Bath Abbey, High Altar and Reredos
Bath Abbey is a parish church which was once the great church of a monastery.

The present Abbey church was founded in 1499 to replace an earlier, Norman, cathedral. Bath Abbey was suppressed in 1539; the site was sold and its buildings largely destroyed. The ruined Abbey was presented to the city of Bath in 1569 to become its parish church and in 1611, it was re-roofed and fully repaired.

Major restoration work was carried out in the 1860s and again in the 1990s. The Abbey is a Grade I Listed Building.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 December, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7514 6477 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.8858N 2:21.5159W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7514 6477
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