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

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
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

Frank Risdon

Frank Risdon

Architect:, FRIBA, AADip,(Hons). Born Brixton. See Times Obituary.

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Francis Golding

Francis Golding

Architectural expert:  honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), head of the Royal Fine Art Commission during the late 1990s and had worked on major projects such as the ...

Person, Architecture, Cyclist, Tragedy

1 memorial
Aubrey House

Aubrey House

Built in 1698 by a group of doctors and apothecaries as a spa. It was originally called 'The Villa', became Notting Hill House in 1795 and was renamed as Aubrey House in the 1850s. It is now a grad...

Building, Architecture

1 memorial
Ewan Christian

Ewan Christian

Architect.  Born Marylebone.  Designed the National Portrait Gallery.  Primarily worked on churches though he found time to design about 120 houses.  Died at the home he had designed for himself, '...

Person, Architecture

2 memorials
Harryram Rambissoon

Harryram Rambissoon

We are grateful to Rambissoon’s daughter, Meera, who told us that her father designed the plaque. She writes: “He was an architect for London Underground. He was passionate about design and transpo...

Person, Architecture, Caribbean Islands

1 memorial