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Selby Abbey

Selby Abbey

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  • Address: Selby Abbey

In October 1906 a fire destroyed the chancel and nave roofs and bought the bells crashing down from the central tower which arguably did more damage than both the Reformation and Civil War in the century that followed. The rebuilding started within a year under the architect John Oldrid Scott restored the building and also the south transept that had lain in ruins since 1690. The final piece of work did not take place until 1935 when the pinnacles on the west front towers were raised providing a building that reflected that intended by the Norman builders.

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