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Downside Abbey Church

 

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  • Downside Abbey Church is the product of many different architects including transepts by Archibald Matthias Dunn and Edward Joseph Hansom in 1882, the choir by Thomas Garner in 1905, and the nave by by Giles Gilbert Scott which although started in 1925 remains essentially unfinished. The tower was only completed in 1938.
  • The Lady Chapel by Sir Ninian Comper contains the gruesome remains of a number of saints including John Roberts, Ambrose Barlow, and Thomas de Cantilupe.
  • Today Downside Abbey Church is one of only three Roman Catholic basilicas in England.

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Architect
Giles Gilbert Scott
Edward Joseph Hansom
Developer
The Order Of St Benedict

Reference Data

Reference No.
6158
First Uploaded
22-08-2009
Last Editorial Date
22-08-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Abbey Road, Stratton-on-the-Fosse. BA3
Council
Mendip District Council
County
Avon
Region
South West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1814
Completion date
1938
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
50.50

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Primary Use
Place of Worship


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