This former abbey church is the national church of Britain, used for coronations and filled with important tombs and monuments.

Facts & Stats on Westminster Abbey

Go Historic ID
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey (The Collegiate Church of St Peter)
Grade I listed building#1291494; since 1958

Visitor & Contact Information

Broad Sanctuary
London, England
National Grid Reference
TQ 30082 79490
+44(0)20 7222 5152

Essays on Westminster Abbey

Listed Building Description of Westminster Abbey

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)


Abbey church. Edward the Confessor's church of c.1050-65, rebuilding begun by Henry III, 1245; the chancel, transepts and 5 bays of nave completed by 1269; new nave and west front 1375-1400 by Henry Yevele master mason, completed 1506, excluding the upper part of the west towers; Henry VII Chapel begun as new Lady Chapel 1503, completed as Chantry chapel c... view full text »

Source: The National Heritage List for England
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Resources for Westminster Abbey

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

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Westminster Abbey - London, England