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St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire: the gatehouse

RIBA Ref No RIBA26866
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CitySt Albans
Subject Date1365
Image Date1959
ViewExterior
StyleMedieval
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/CAT/473 (ES1257.1)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectSchools ; Abbeys ; Conversion of buildings ; Gateways ; Monasteries & convents
NOTES: This gatehouse was the only part of the Benedictine monastery buildings (besides the church, which became St Albans Cathedral in 1877) to survive the dissolution in 1539. It was later used as a prison and latterly forms part of St Albans School.
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