unless otherwise stated.
with a procession of Knights of the Bath.
Source: English Wikipedia.
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The Chapter House has an original Mid-13th-Century tiled Pavement. A door within the Vestibule dates from around 1050 and is believed to be the oldest in England. The exterior includes Flying Buttresses, added in the 14th-Century, and a Leaded Tent-Lantern Roof, on an iron frame, designed by Scott. The Chapter House was originally used in the 13th-Century by Benedictine Monks for daily meetings. It later became a meeting place of the King's Great Council and the Commons, predecessors of Parliament.
The Pyx Chamber formed the Undercroft of the Monks' Dormitory. It dates to the Late-11th-Century and was used as a Monastic and Royal Treasury. The outer walls and Circular Piers are 11th-Century, several of the Capitals were enriched in the 12th-Century and the stone Altar added in the 13th-Century. The term "Pyx" refers to the Boxwood Chest, in which coins were held, and presented to a Jury during the Trial of the Pyx, in which newly-minted coins were presented to ensure they conformed to the required standards.
The Flag of Westminster Abbey,
Date: 16 February 2009.
Source: Own work.
Author: Oren neu dag.
The Westminster Abbey Museum is located in the 11th-century Vaulted Undercroft, beneath the former Monks' Dormitory in Westminster Abbey. This is one of the oldest areas of the Abbey, dating back almost to the Foundation of the Norman Church by Edward the Confessor in 1065. This space has been used as a Museum since 1908.
The exhibits include a collection of Royal and other Funeral Effigies (Funeral Saddle, Helm and Shield of King Henry V), together with other treasures, including some panels of Mediaeval Glass, 12th-Century sculpture fragments, Queen Mary II's Coronation Chair and replicas of the Coronation Regalia, and historic effigies of King Edward III, Henry VII and his Queen, Elizabeth of York, Charles II, William III, Mary II and Queen Anne.
English: The Cloister and Garth of Westminster Abbey, London, England.
Français: Le cloître de l'Abbaye de Westminster, Londres, Angleterre.
Español: El claustro de la Abadía de Westminster, Londres.
Photo: 28 August 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: Bernard Gagnon.
A recent addition to the exhibition is the Late-13th-Century Westminster Retable, England's oldest Altarpiece, which was most probably designed for the High Altar of the Abbey. Although it has been damaged in past Centuries, the Altar Panel has been expertly cleaned and conserved.
Author: Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827) and Augustus Charles Pugin (1762–1832) (after) John Bluck (fl. 1791–1819), Joseph Constantine Stadler (fl. 1780–1812), Thomas Sutherland (1785–1838), J. Hill, and Harraden (aquatint engravers)
On 4 August 2010, the Dean and Chapter announced that, "after a considerable amount of preliminary and exploratory work", efforts toward the construction of a Corona would not be continued. In 2012, architects Panter Hudspith completed refurbishment of the 14th-Century food store, originally used by the Abbey's Monks, converting it into a Restaurant, with English Oak furniture by Covent Garden-based furniture makers Luke Hughes and Company.
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