Bath Abbey (or the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul), Bath: the restored nave looking towards the east window

RIBApix ref no RIBA5615
Architect/DesignerScott, George Gilbert (1839-1897)
Vertue, Robert (d. 1506)
Vertue, William (d. 1527)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityBath
Subject Date1860
Image Date1958
ViewInterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ABB/205 (ES5004?)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This Benedictine abbey church was founded in 1499 and ruined in 1539 during the Dissolution. Restoration of the church to serve as the grand parish church of Bath was promoted by Elizabeth I in 1574 and a new nave timber roof of lath construction had been completed by 1608-1616. Major restoration work was carried out notably to the nave roof by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. This was based upon the original vault designed by William and Robert Vertue.

Subject tags

churches, stone, restoration, abbeys, vaulting