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Photo of Tewkesbury Abbey

West Facade Detail

Top of the 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.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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