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St. Augustine's Abbey

St. Augustine's Abbey, the Canterbury Cathedral and St. Martin's Church represent the rebirth of Christianity to Great Britain. St. Augustine's Abbey was founded by the Benedictine monk Augustine of Canterbury in 597. The king of Kent allowed Augustine to build the abbey just outside the city walls of Canterbury. St. Augustine's Abbey was built on the site of three Anglo-Saxon churches. The St. Augustine's Abbey was rebuilt during the Norman period. St. Augustine's Abbey was destroyed during the Dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII of England in the 16th century. Now only ruins remain. The ruins includes the remains of the Church of St. Pancras and the monastery were the kings of Kent, the first archbishops and the monk Augustine of Canterbury were buried. The Great Gate of St. Augustine's Abbey was built between 1297-1309, the Great Gate still survives. St. Augustine's Abbey is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church. Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1988.

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St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The Great Gate was built between 1297-1309. St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and St....

St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The Great Gate was built between 1297-1309.

St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and St. Martin's Church

represent the rebirth of Christianity to Great Britain.

St. Augustine's Abbey is part of the World Heritage Site:

Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.

  1. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The Great Gate was built between 1297-1309. St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and St....

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The Great Gate was built between 1297-1309.

    St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and St. Martin's Church

    represent the rebirth of Christianity to Great Britain.

    St. Augustine's Abbey is part of the World Heritage Site:

    Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.

  2. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The North wall of the Norman nave. St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury is marking the rebirth of...

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The North wall of the Norman nave.

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury is marking the rebirth of Christianity to Great Britain.

    Later, St. Augustine's Abbey became a royal palace. Now only ruins remain.

  3. St. Augustine's Abbey - The cloister of St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury. St. Augustine's Abbey was founded by the Benedictine monk St. Augustine in 597....

    The cloister of St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury. St. Augustine's Abbey was

    founded by the Benedictine monk St. Augustine in 597. The king of Kent allowed

    Augustine to build the abbey just outside the city walls of Canterbury.

  4. St. Augustine's Abbey - The Great Gate of St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury, the gate was built between 1297-1309.

    The Great Gate of St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury,

    the gate was built between 1297-1309.

  5. St. Augustine's Abbey - The ruins of the cloister of St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury.

    The ruins of the cloister of St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury.

  6. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The ruins of the cloister. On the right the foundations of the lavatorium. On the left the roof...

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The ruins of the cloister.

    On the right the foundations of the lavatorium. On the left the roof of the excavation pit.

  7. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The ruins of the cloister. on the left the protective roof covering the archaeological...

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The ruins of the cloister.

    on the left the protective roof covering the archaeological excavations.

  8. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The Norman crypt and the Chapel of St. Mary and the Angels. On the left the Chapel of St....

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The Norman crypt and the

    Chapel of St. Mary and the Angels. On the left the Chapel of St. Thomas.

  9. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: Floor tiles in the Chapel of St. Mary and the Angels.

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury:

    Floor tiles in the Chapel of St. Mary and the Angels.

  10. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: Abbot Wulfric's Rotunda was built in 1050.

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: Abbot Wulfric's Rotunda was built in 1050.

  11. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The cemetery gate of the abbey was built in the 13th century.

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury:

    The cemetery gate of the abbey was built in the 13th century.

  12. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: The ruins of the Church of St. Pancras.

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury:

    The ruins of the Church of St. Pancras.

  13. St. Augustine's Abbey - The ruins of the Church of St. Pancras near St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury. St. Augustine's Abbey is part of the UNESCO...

    The ruins of the Church of St. Pancras near St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury.

    St. Augustine's Abbey is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site:

    Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.

    Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church

    gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

  14. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988.

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury was inscribed on the

    UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988.

  15. St. Augustine's Abbey - St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury: Altar of the Chapel of St. Mary and the Angels.

    St. Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury:

    Altar of the Chapel of St. Mary and the Angels.