St. Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church, Hertfordshire

St. Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church, Hertfordshire. Date of original church on the site, unknown. First built as an abbey church, King Offa of Mercia, 793. Rebuilt, Paul de Caen, 1077-1115. Extended, late 12c. Renovated, early 14c. Repaired under Sir George Gilbert Scott, 1856-1877. Fronts rebuilt and further restoration, Lord Grimthorpe, 1880-1893.

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose. Additional material: the history and restoration of the Cathedral with more images.


Edwards, David L. The Cathedrals of Britain. Andover: Pitkin, 1989.

Henning, Erich. A Walk through the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans. Rev. ed. 2004. Available in the cathedral bookshop.

Jarvis, Geoffery. The Story of St Albans Abbey. 3rd rev. ed. 2003. Available from the cathedral bookshop.

Last modified 29 September 2006