Bath Abbey aerial photograph
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aerial photograph of Bath Abbey in Bath Somerset England UK. Bath Abbey was founded as a Benedictine monastery in the 7th century and rebuilt in the 12th & 16th centuries with a Victorian restoration by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 19th century. Following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII the Church was for a period abandoned and its lead roof removed. Elizabeth I saw to it the church was restored and became the Parish Church of Bath.