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micas 05-16-2004 06:09 PM

Westminster Hall and Westminster Abbey
My question is simple

Westminster Hall stay close (the same bilding) that the Westminster Abbey?
I read that QEII enter in Westminster Abbey and pass for Westminster Hall in her coronation day.


Elspeth 05-16-2004 09:34 PM

Westminster Hall is part of the Palace of Westminster, where the Houses of Parliament are located. It was built in around 1100 AD and survived a fire in the 1830s. Westminster Abbey is the abbey church of Westminster and isn't part of the Palace of Westminster or of the Houses of Parliament. They're located close to each other, but they're not part of the same building.

This map shows the location of Westminster Abbey with respect to the Houses of Parliament.

RoyalProtocol 03-29-2009 07:02 PM

It is possible often to apply for tickets for Royal services which are held in Westminster Abbey to do so visit the website:

Royal Fan 03-29-2009 09:25 PM

When Charles is crowned will anything take place in the Hall

Iluvbertie 03-29-2009 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by Royal Fan (Post 915161)
When Charles is crowned will anything take place in the Hall

I am not sure about his coronation but it is where his mother will lie in state for the public to file past if they so wish. It is where the Queen Mum lay in state.

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 05:40 AM


Originally Posted by Royal Fan (Post 915161)
When Charles is crowned will anything take place in the Hall

I read a few years ago that The Prince of Wales has (or at least had) intentions to hold some sort of multi-faith event in Westminster Hall after his CofE Coronation in light of his wish to be Defender of Faith, but this was (if I remember rightly in the Daily Mail).

The Coronation Banquet has been held at Buckingham Palace opposed to The Hall since at least Queen Victoria.

wbenson 06-30-2009 03:35 AM

Crown-shaped dome planned for Westminster Abbey - Yahoo! Canada News

Westminster Abbey wants to build a crown-shaped dome above the spot where every monarch has been crowned since 1066, its top clergyman said on Monday.

susan alicia 07-16-2009 10:56 AM

Here are some images of the Westminster Abbey and the choir of Westminster Abbey

YouTube - Westminster Abbey Choir - Lord Bless You And Keep You
This is the Westminster Abbey Choir performing John Rutter's The Lord Bless You and Keep You. It was performed as part of the 60th Wedding Anniversary Service for The Queen and Prince Philip on the 19th November 2007.

YouTube - Westminster Abbey I Vow to Thee My Country
From Princess Diana's funeral, the choir and congregation of Westminster Abbey singing "I Vow to Thee My Country". The commentator said it was chosen by Prince William because he knew it to be one of his mother's favourite hymns from school

Vasillisos Markos 11-29-2009 10:11 PM

Queen Anne suffered badly from gout and had to be carried into the Abbey for her coronation. I wonder how many guardsmen carried her into the church and whether she was supported in a chair or on a litter like Cleopatra? A chair would be easier to rise from and she would look more majestic.

HRHThePrince 10-18-2012 08:32 AM

How about The Queen & Royal Family move into Westminster Palace & parliament move to Buckingham

An Ard Ri 08-30-2013 10:43 AM


Home - Westminster Abbey

PrincessKaimi 09-02-2013 05:17 PM

Westminster Abbey does not need a crown-shaped dome. It should stay historical, as it is now.

An Ard Ri 11-18-2013 07:28 AM


Christmas at Westminster Abbey - Westminster Abbey

CyrilVladisla 03-06-2014 06:50 PM

A charter of donation to Westminster Abbey explicitly states that the gift was made "at the prayer of Queen Matilda".
The Queen Matilda was Matilda of Scotland, Queen Consort of King Henry I.

CyrilVladisla 03-20-2014 06:05 PM

King Richard II made several major improvements in Westminster Hall in 1397 to 1399.
This included the installing of a vast hammer-beam roof.

CyrilVladisla 07-14-2014 09:42 PM

The two west towers of Westminster Abbey were designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor in 1735.

Westminster Abbey has the tallest Gothic nave in England.

An Ard Ri 08-08-2014 08:03 AM

Westminster Abbey new look site

Westminster Abbey » Home

Dman 09-05-2014 02:11 PM

Secrets of Westminster: Premieres Sunday, September 7, 2014 on PBS 7pm-
Secrets of Westminster | PBS

An Ard Ri 02-04-2015 10:17 AM

Sir Winston Churchill Remembered

Westminster Abbey » Sir Winston Churchill Remembered

Curryong 02-05-2015 03:24 AM

In October 1834, when the Houses of Parliament were gutted by fire, Westminster Hall was in eminent danger of being consumed too, in spite of the valiant efforts of dozens of men up on the roof.

However, just as flames were entering the building, the wind turned more westerly and turned the fire riverward. By nightfall Westminster Hall was no longer in danger, though intense heat had caused the lead holding the glass windows to melt.

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