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Bath Abbey Pews on Itv

From Itv: Bath Abbey is holding a church court to decide the future of its Victorian pews. The Abbey argues that the church was built as a big empty space and the building will be made more flexible and improve access for all. However, The Victorian Society believes their removal would have an extremely detrimental effect.

"The small benefits of removing these historic pews in no way justifies the substantial harm it would cause this highly significant historical building."
– The Victorian Society

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Thursday 10 October 2019, PHOTO:PAUL GILLIS /

Bath Abbey Pews on Somerset Live

From Somerset Live: Tour operator auctioning Bath Abbey’s pews online with big minimum bid.

Jules Mittra, a former local history teacher is selling the pews in order to find them new homes and to fund the growth of his tour business, ‘Around and About Bath.’

The pews date to the 1860s, when Sir George Gilbert Scott, one of the era’s greatest Neo-Gothic architects won the commission to restore Bath Abbey to its former glory.

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