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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1103163
English Heritage Legacy ID: 163207
Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3
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
TL 1407 SW ST ALBANS Abbey Church of St Alban
TL 1407 SE
575/8/97 and 9/97
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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