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.

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

1090

Bath's monastic church becomes a cathedral

1244

Bath and Wells Share Cathedral Status

Bibliography

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