Abbey Interactive Map

 

In preparation for the highly anticipated reopening of the Abbey Ruins, the Reading Abbey Quarter has released an interactive map of the site.

The easy-to-use map highlights key locations of the Abbey, with an interactive slider that allows you to view where the Abbey’s structures would have stood on a modern day map.

Featuring modern areas we see today such as Forbury Gardens, Reading Crown Court and Abbey Square, the map shows the enormous scale of the former abbey. 

Once one of the largest abbey’s in medieval Europe, some of the sites highlights include:Abbey Gateway ChrisForsey RBC

  • The Abbey Gateway: A historic structure which divided the monks’ private living quarters from the more public areas of the abbey.
  • The Mill Arch: Standing for over 800 years, the abbey’s mill was powered by the Holy Brook stream.
  • St James Church: Opened in 1840, the St James Church was designed by famed 19th century architect Augustus Pugin.
  • Many more!

The Reading Abbey’s vital conservation work will finish soon and the site will reopen to the public on June 16th in a day of celebration with lots of activities for everyone to enjoy on the day.

Abbey Ruins 2If you’re excited for the almost millennia old site to reopen once again, then take a look at the fantastic interactive map and explore the ruins virtually before you go in for yourself!

In preparation for the highly anticipated reopening of the Abbey Ruins, the Reading Abbey Quarter has released an interactive map of the site.

The easy-to-use map highlights key locations of the Abbey, with an interactive slider that allows you to view where the Abbey’s structures would have stood on a modern day map.

Featuring areas such as Forbury Gardens, Reading Crown Court and Abbey Square, the map shows what an impressive site the Reading Abbey was.

Once one of the largest abbey’s in medieval Europe, some of the sites highlights include:

  • The Abbey Gateway: A historic structure which divided the monks’ private living quarters from the more public areas of the abbey.
  • The Mill Arch: Standing for over 800 years, the abbey’s mill was powered by the Holy Brook stream.
  • St James Church: Opened in 1840, the St James Church was designed by famed 19th century architect Augustus Pugin.
  • Many more!

The Reading Abbey’s vital conservation work will finish soon and the site will reopen to the public on June 16th in a day of celebration with lots of activities for everyone to enjoy on the day.

If you’re excited for the almost millennia old site to reopen once again, then take a look at the fantastic interactive map and explore the ruins virtually before you go in for yourself here

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