The ruins of Reading Abbey and the Abbey Quarter

This page contains further links to websites with information about the ruins and about the Abbey Quarter



Reading Museum's Abbey Quarter website gives an introduction to the Abbey ruins and Abbey Quarter. Abbey Quarter website
This is a comprehensive guide to what can be seen around the Abbey Quarter. The Friends of Reading Abbey guide
This tour leaflet was produced by the Friends of Reading Abbey as a tour around the Abbey Quarter. It takes into account the current closure of the ruins. The Friends' tour of the Abbey Quarter: Tour leaflet and Map
Reading Museum’s online collections website. Photographs of paintings and other images relating to Reading Abbey can be found by searching for ‘Reading Abbey’ in the search box in the top right corner Reading Museum Collections Online
The Reading Libraries website lists an extensive set of images and documents concerning the Abbey ruins, and many other local studies subjects. They can be viewed as follows: click on the link to go to the library website's main Search page. Enter in the search box the word(s) you would like to search on, eg "Reading Abbey" or "abbey ruins" and click the Search button. To view an illustration, click on the thumbnail icon for it.
The link defaults to searching on the full library catalogue. If you wish to look for photos and images only, click on the "Local illustrations" link in the left panel before carrying out the Search.
Reading Libraries website
The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland, section on Reading Abbey. Contains (in the map below the set of images) links to articles about sites in the town centre with material from the Abbey, including 35 London St (RISC Centre) and Reading Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin.
To obtain a full-scale view of an image, click on it, then click on the larger version of the image which appears above the set of images
Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture - Reading Abbey
Wikipedia entry for Reading Abbey Reading Abbey in Wikipedia
Reading Abbey and the Forbury: Maps, Surveys and Excavations. Description by John Mullaney of the mapping and investigatory work on the Abbey ruins from Speed's map of 1610 to the ground penetrating radar survey in 2016. Maps, Surveys and Excavations
The Reading Abbey History website. This is run by John and Lindsay Mullaney and covers various features of the Abbey such as its music, architecture and other historical aspects. The website includes information about the Hidden Abbey project and the Hidden Abbey Stones project (HASP). Reading Abbey History
English Heritage: List entry for "Reading Abbey Ruins" as a Grade I Listed Building English Heritage - Reading Abbey: Grade I listed building
English Heritage: List entry for "Abbey Gate" as a Grade I Listed Building English Heritage - Reading Abbey Inner Gateway: Grade I listed building
English Heritage: List entry for "Reading Abbey: a Cluniac and Benedictine monastery and Civil War earthwork" as a Scheduled Ancient Monument English Heritage - Reading Abbey scheduled as Ancient Monument
Heritage Gateway (managed by English heritage). This page includes links to information about separate parts of Reading Abbey ("Associated Monuments"), and contains a list of bibliographic Sources. Heritage Gateway - Reading Abbey
Pastscape (English Heritage website) entry on Reading Abbey Pastscape - Reading Abbey