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Tewkesbury Abbey: West Facade

West Facade

West front of Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England. The facade has a unique recessed arch that soars 65 feet high, making it the largest exterior arch in the country. Entrance is through the great west door, which is uncommon in large churches nowadays (a side porch is more frequently used). The tracery of the west window dates from 1686; its glass from the Victorian restoration of 1886.