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The Abbey of Saints Peter and Paul in Bath is a former Benedictine monastery and Anglican church in the British city of Bath. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The abbey was founded in the second half of the 7th century, reformed in the 10th century, and significantly rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. In 675, King Hvikke Ostrik allocated large land for the construction of a nunnery. The first buildings have not survived and nothing is known about how they looked. Very quickly, monasticism here fell into decay, and began to revive only in the second half of the 10th century. After the conquest of England by the Normans, a Norman church 101 meters long was built in the monastery, which began to revive. But the number of monks was still small: in 1206, forty people lived here, in 1485 - only 22. The modern abbey was built on the site of a Norman cathedral in 1495-1611. Today it is renowned as one of the most representative Gothic structures in southern England. The church accommodates approximately 1,200 parishioners. In addition to divine services, various concerts, lectures and other social events are regularly held here. In 1950, Bath Abbey was included in the list of historical monuments of the highest category.
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Topic: Abbey of Saints Peter and Paul in the UK, Bath.