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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Alfred Bickerdike

Alfred Bickerdike

Architect. Born Manchester. In partnership with Paull 1873-7.

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Sir Aston Webb

Sir Aston Webb

Also designed the eastern façade of Buckingham Palace, the entrance façade to the V&A Museum, Admiralty Arch and the French Huguenot Church in Soho Square.

Person, Architecture

6 memorials
Bexleyheath Clock Tower

Bexleyheath Clock Tower

Designed by Walter Epps. It was intended to stand 'as a memorial to the enterprise and loyalty of the inhabitants of Bexleyheath'. Our picture shows the tower in 1912.

Building, Architecture

1 memorial
Arthur Davis

Arthur Davis

Born London, as Arthur Joseph Davis. In collaboration with Charles Mewes, he designed the Ritz Hotel, the Royal Automobile Club (Pall Mall), the interior of the Carlton Hotel (lost), the old Mornin...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Rodney Gordon

Rodney Gordon

Architect.  Graduated from the Architectural Association School in 1957. His first job at the London County Council Architects department was to design this London Underground substation, dedicated...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial