Bath Abbey

The West Front depicts Oliver King’s dream on his visit to Bath in 1499. In his dream he saw the Heavenly Host on high with angels ascending and descending by ladder near the foot of which was a fair olive tree. Early traces of churches on the site go back to AD 350. The fan-vaulted ceiling made from Bath stone is the Abbey’s chief architectural glory and the Abbey was the last major building in the perpendicular style to be built in this country.