Looking at BathWednesday, 26 June 2013
In my recent tradition of ‘looking at things’ on my recent travels here are my favourite sights in Bath, that most Roman of English towns. And a terrible comfortable English town today. In the town centre the Abbey Church of St Peter & St Paul, started out as a Benedictine Monastery and today is usually referred to as Bath Abbey.
It was founded in the 7th century AD, had assorted changes in the 10th, 12th and 16th centuries before Sir George Gilbert Scott did a major rebuild in the 1860s. It’s noted for its ‘perpendicular Gothic architecture.’
◄ And the angels clambering up ladders to heaven.
► Or slithering down again.