Cathedral Church of St Augustine, Bristol

Cathedral Church of St Augustine, Bristol
Photograph taken 1956 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: aa66/00928

St Augustine's Abbey was founded in 1140 by Robert Fitzhardinge, a Bristol burgess. In 1542 it was one of the 6 monastery churches designated as Cathedrals by Henry VIII after the dissolution. The others were, Chester, Gloucester, Oxford, Peterborough and Westminster.

Location

Bristol Bristol

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

abbey monastery dissolution cathedral church religion faith augustinian henry viii medieval (1066 - 1484)