|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Location||Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom|
|Part of||Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church|
|Inscription||1988 (12th Session)|
|Area||8.42 ha (20.8 acres)|
St Augustine's Abbey was a Benedictine abbey in Canterbury, Kent, England. It is named after Saint Augustine of Canterbury. It was founded during the early introduction of Christianity to the Anglo-Saxons.
The ruins of St Augustine's Abbey, together with Canterbury Cathedral and St Martin's Church, were named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. As a group, they are buildings which show the development of Christianity in Britain.
References[change | change source]
- "St Augustine's Abbey". English Heritage. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. .
- UNESCO, "Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church". Retrieved 2012-4-20. Archived 2010-05-22 at the Wayback Machine
- "Houses of Benedictine monks: The abbey of St Augustine, Canterbury", A History of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1926), pp. 126-133. British History Online Archived 2014-12-07 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury.|
- Official website at English Heritage
- Hasted, Edward (1801). "Abbots of St. Augustine's Abbey". British History Online. Institute of Historical Research. pp. 177–225. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
- St Augustine's Abbey at SacredDestinations.com