Building    From 1245 

Westminster Abbey

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.

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

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Westminster Abbey

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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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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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Robert Browning - W8

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

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Other Subjects

Lieutenant Hugh Cecil Benson

Lieutenant Hugh Cecil Benson

Hugh Cecil Benson was born on 3 July 1883 in London at 16, Young Street, Kensington Square, the elder son of Cecil Foster Benson (1857-1934) and Constance Mary Benson née O'Neill.(1860-1935). His b...

Person, Architecture, Armed Forces, Belgium

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
Charles Fowler

Charles Fowler

Architect. Born in Cullompton, Devon. Noted for his designs of market buildings, especially Covent Garden. He also designed the conservatory at Syon House, as well as several churches and hospitals...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
William Brannan Collins

William Brannan Collins

Housing developer. Son of William Jefferies Collins. He and his brother Herbert designed the Rookfield Garden Estate - see there for more information. Local History has an 1975 interview with 'Bil...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
John James

John James

Georgian architect in London and Twickenham. Born Hampshire. Built St George's Hanover Square. Renovated St Margaret's in Parliament Square. Died Greenwich.

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Sir Herbert Baker

Sir Herbert Baker

Architect. Born and brought up in Kent, trained as an architect in London. 1892 went to South Africa where he gained many important commissions. During a brief return to Britain in 1904 he married....

Person, Architecture

3 memorials