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Bath Abbey

 

 

Bath Abbey in Somerset - once an abbey church, then a cathedral and now the most visited "parish church" in England.  The present church, built on the ruins of an earlier abbey in the early 1500s in white Bath stone, was the last major Perpendicular style church to be built in England.   On the right is the entrance to the famous roman baths.

 

 

Bath Abbey Web Site

 

 

The Old English Cathedrals

 

 

 

This would have been the south cloister and monastic buildings side of the abbey, but all such structures have long since disappeared.

The original fan vaulted ceiling of the Choir abutting the east window.   The fan vaulting in the nave was a later addition.

 

 

Between the East window and the fan vault is an arch supported hammer beam style by shield carrying angels

 

 

 

 

King Henry VII - Inventor of England's Tudor Dynasty

 

Link to Henry VII's funeral effigy in Westminster Abbey

 

 

 

 

 

One of the most memorable Romanesque falling angels is to be found in Burgundy

 

Bath Abbey is second only to Westminster Abbey in the number of memorial tablets it contains, including ones (below) to Arthur Phillip, first Governor of New South Wales and Thomas Malthus, early economic doom merchant.

 

 

 

 

 

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