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Westminster Abbey

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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Westminster Abbey

Building  From 1245 

Categories: Architecture, Religion

Officially, The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster. According to tradition, there has been a religious establishment on the site since the seventh century. Construction of the present building started in 1245 in the reign of King Henry III, who had selected the site for his burial place, in honour of Edward the Confessor. In 1540 Henry VIII granted the abbey the status of a cathedral by charter. It is now the traditional church for coronations of British monarchs and royal weddings and funerals.

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Westminster Abbey

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72786

Henry III granting charter to Westminster Abbey

This section is to the left of the entrance arch. The description of "Henry ...

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52506

Hyde Park Conduit House - 2

A supply of water by conduit from this spot was granted to the Abbey of Westm...

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52061

Robert Browning - W8

Robert Browning lived in this house 1887 - 1889, from here his body was taken...

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