St Augustine's Abbey World Heritage Site

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St. Augustine's Abbey
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Abbot Fyndon's Great Gate, with Lady Wootton's Green in the foreground, is a private entrance into the King’s School. The public entrance to the abbey ruins is on Longport.[1]
LocationCanterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
Part ofCanterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church
Reference496-002
Inscription1988 (12th session)
Area8.42 ha (20.8 acres)
Websitewww.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/st-augustines-abbey/
Coordinates51°16′44.0″N 1°5′13.5″E / 51.278889°N 1.087083°E / 51.278889; 1.087083Coordinates: 51°16′44.0″N 1°5′13.5″E / 51.278889°N 1.087083°E / 51.278889; 1.087083
St Augustine's Abbey is located in Kent
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St Augustine's Abbey is located in the United Kingdom
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St Augustine's Abbey was a Benedictine monastery in Canterbury, Kent, England.[2] The abbey was founded in 598 and functioned as a monastery until its dissolution in 1538 during the English Reformation. After the abbey's dissolution, it underwent dismantlement until 1848. Since 1848, part of the site has been used for educational purposes and the abbey ruins have been preserved for their historical value.[3]

  1. ^ "St Augustine's Abbey". English Heritage. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/42999/Saint-Augustine-of-Canterbury
  3. ^ "St Augustine’s Abbey" at http://www.britainexpress.com/attractions.htm?attraction=27. Accessed 13 December 2013.

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