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Abbey Church of St Alban

A Grade I Listed Building in Verulam, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7504 / 51°45'1"N

Longitude: -0.3422 / 0°20'31"W

OS Eastings: 514535

OS Northings: 207046

OS Grid: TL145070

Mapcode National: GBR H89.B8W

Mapcode Global: VHGPQ.08YG

Entry Name: Abbey Church of St Alban

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103163

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163207

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Electoral Ward/Division: Verulam

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: St Albans

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Abbey Parish of St Albans

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 1407 SW ST ALBANS Abbey Church of St Alban
TL 1407 SE

575/8/97 and 9/97

08.05.1950 I

Original Norman church of 1077-1088 of which remains North wall of nave, transepts and crossing tower, although end windows of transepts were altered by Lord Grimthorpe in 1890's. Walls are of flint and Roman brick, the tower almost entirely of Roman brick. There is C12 intersecting blank arcading and a door in the slype. Early English the 3 West bays of North side of nave. Tripartite shafts show that vaulting was planned, but actual vaulting is C19. Later C13 chancel arcade and blank arcading of walls, also retrochoir. Decorated Lady Chapel with C19 vault. South side of nave rebuilt after 1323, and aisle vaulted. Some doorways and windows of later C14. Much alteration, including complete rebuilding of West end and many windows by Lord Grimthorpe in 1890's. Much plastering remains inside from Norman church, with wall paintings both decorative and figurative. Shrine of St Alban (1320, reconstructed) and C14 late guard box the most notable of many monuments inside. RCHM, VCH, NMR.

Listing NGR: TL145350704645907090

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