How was Westminster Abbey built?
Westminster Abbey was built during the 10th century. It was built by Benedictine monks built the structure as a place to hold daily worship.
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Roman Catholic Answer Westminster Abbey was built by the Catholic Church and was Catholic up until Henry VIII broke from Rome. While he was evicting all the religious from their monasteries and stealing them, he also stole our Churches, Rectories, Schools, etc. and kept them for the government. Currently Westminster Abbey is still protestant Church of England, the current Cathedral is Westminster Cathedral which is the Catholic Church.
Abbey and minster are synonymous titles that indicate that a church was used by monks. The Abbey is in Westminster and so is called Westminster Abbey. Westminster itself is a borough of Greater London, but was once a separate town. It was called Westminster because it was west of London, and had a minster (the Abbey). London has since grown so big that Westminster is part of London, but the historic area where London was…
Westminster Abbey is a church in Westminster, London, England. Coronations and royal weddings are typically held at Westminster Abbey, and the church also serves as a burial place for monarchs and otherwise notable and significant figures such as Lord Byron, Geoffrey Chaucer, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, the Brontë sisters, etc.