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Bath Abbey is England's last great medieval church, dissolved in 1539 and now a parish church.
The sanctuary was begun in 1499 by Bishop King.
From the pillars of the Norman church arose the pure late perpendicular abbey, inside nave, chancel, and narrow transepts soar to fan vaulting by Robert and William Vertue (designers of the fan vaulting in the Henry VII chapel, Westminster Abbey)



Outside five-light windows stand between flying buttresses, crocketed pinnacles and a castellated pierced parapet.
A magnificent sight during daylight, but equally impressive when lit up at dusk.

The vaults are also open to the public from Mon-Sat 10am-4pm.
Being a celebration of a site used for over a thousand years, the vaults include Saxon and Norman sculpture, a reconstruction of the medieval Abbey and a display of the Abbey Silver.

Service Times
Easter - 31 Oct, 9.00am - 4.30
8.00 Holy Communion,
9.15 Parish Communion,
11.00am Choral Matins and Sermon,
12.15pm Holy Communion.

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