Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

Formerly a monastery and a cathedral, the spectacular cream-colored Bath Abbey now serves as the parish church of Bath. The interior is especially famed for its fan vaulting.

Holly Hayes

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249247
Names
Bath Abbey
Categories
cathedral
church
monastery
abbeys
Simon Jenkins 1000 Best Churches
Simon Jenkins Four-Star Church
Affiliations
Christianity
Church of England
Styles
Gothic
medieval
Materials
Bath stone
oolitic limestone

Timeline

675

King Osric founds convent near Bath

781

King Offa of Mercia builds a new church at Bath Abbey

957

King Edwy Praises Bath Monastery

1090

Construction of new cathedral at Bath

1090

Bath's monastic church becomes a cathedral

1122

Ambulatory Complete

1137

Bath Cathedral Damaged by Fire

1156

Bath Cathedral Completed

1244

Bath and Wells Share Cathedral Status

1499

Bishop Oliver King visits Bath Cathedral

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Bibliography

  1. Official Website of Bath Abbey. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.bathabbey.org>