Bath Abbey England

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
Address
Abbey St.
Bath, England
Coordinates
51.3815127° N, 2.3587319° W
Dates
c. 1500-35

Location Map

Map showing the location of Bath Abbey, Bath, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

Aerial View

Aerial view of Bath Abbey, Bath, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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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
Bath's monastic church becomes a cathedral
1090
Construction of new cathedral at Bath
1122
Ambulatory complete at Bath Cathedral
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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