Images of St Albans Abbey before, during and after restoration
Spot the changes
By Andy Lawrence
St Albans Abbey copper plate engraving 1809
Before the spire collapsed, about 1850
This photo shows the roof complete but without the West end taken about 1879
Working on the South asile
Roof and West end complete, but not south transept
Before restoration, about 1850
During restoration 1880-1883
Lenthening of the North asile
About 1881, South transept complete
Before resoration, pre 1880
I recently came across a collection of very old photos of various places in St Albans, some of which I have dated back to before 1874, this inspired me to look for other images on postcards to compare the changes over the years to how they look today.
More old pictures of The Abbey and other parts of St Albans can be found on my Flickr photostream
This page was added on 03/03/2010.