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Go Historic ID
319085
names
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey (The Collegiate Church of St Peter)
coordinates
51.499306° N, 0.127480° W
styles/periods
categories
address
Broad Sanctuary
SW1P 3PA
phone
+44(0)20 7222 5152

Essays on Westminster Abbey

  • Listed Building Description

    “The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on September 12, 2012.

    TQ 3079 NW and SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BROAD SANCTUARY SW1 92/57 ;101/1 Westminster Abbey (The 24.2.58 Collegiate Church of St Peter) (Formerly listed under General) GV I Abbey church. C. Pearson, as Surveyors to the Fabric; "anti- scrape" preservation introduced by Micklethwaite and Lethaby. Reigate stone with Huddlestone stone for Henry VII's Chapel. Geometrical gothic, exceptionally French in plan with aisled, 11-bay nave, transepts and chancel with ambulatory and radiating chapels, and French in the height of the vault with its 2 tiers of flying buttresses. continue reading →

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    The layout of Westminster Abbey is French Gothic, patterned specifically after Reims Cathedral. It has a Latin cross plan, with a long three-aisled nave, pronounced transepts, flying buttresses, and a large east apse with radiating chapels. The transept portals are set deep to allow for rich sculptural decoration and rose windows decorate their upper facades. Despite its French inspiration, Westminster Abbey is unique in several ways, which are especially apparent in the interior. 1087-1100). continue reading →

Bibliography of Westminster Abbey

  1. London: Buildings and Gardens: Westminster Abbey.” Grove Art Online. Web.
  2. Westminster Abbey.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Web.
  3. The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. November 30, 2011. Web.
  4. Official Website of Westminster Abbey. Web. Official website.

Article Info

Short URL
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Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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