Bath Abbey (or the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul), Bath

RIBApix ref no RIBA54157
Artist/PhotographerCurno, Peter
CountryUK: England
CityBath
Image Date2010
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumDigital image
Library ReferencePCurno_ribapix 23
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Peter Curno / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Construction on this Benedictine abbey church began in 1499 and was still incomplete when it was dissolved in 1539. It was subsequently looted and given over to the parish. 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 by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s.

Subject tags

windows, churches, buttresses, abbeys