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 Borough Libraries website has an extensive set of images of the Abbey ruins. They can be viewed as follows: click on the link, enter in the search box the word "illustrations " followed by a search word such as "Reading Abbey" or "ruins" and click the red/white arrow button. To view an illustration, click on the thumbnail icon for it. Illustrations of Reading scenes categorised by Subject may be viewed by clicking on the Local Illustrations tab on the Search screen Reading Borough Libraries - illustrations
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
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