Click here to skip to content

St Alban's Abbey

St Alban's Abbey

Artist: Buckler, John Chessell & Buckler, Charles Alban

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Additional MS 37122B

Item number: f4

Length: 58

Width: 37

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View showing the impressive exterior of St Alban's Abbey Church, Herfordshire. During the 13th century the Abbey was the most importantant Benedictine house in England and when the monastic community was at its largest there would have been 100 monks and 300 brethren in residence. The building has had many alterations since it was first built by Paul of Caen in the 11th century. In the 12th century the nave was altered by Abbot John of Cella, the south choir was rebuilt and the Lady Chapel was added in the 13th century and in the 19th century Lord Grimthorpe completely rebuilt the west front. Much of the building material for the early church, came from the nearby Roman remains

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites


Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: