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Abbey Gateway Heads

Andrew Ohlson
1900

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Description

The Abbey Gateway once formed the inner of two main south entrances to Reading Abbey. It was restored in 1861 by Sir George Gilbert Scott and John Burlison. In the corners of the turrets and buttresses are heads, which were added in 1900 by Andrew Ohlson. Lack of funds prevented the heads being included at the time of the 1861 restoration.

SOUTH SIDE, left of gate
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Broken off
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Unnamed
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Unnamed
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
King Henry I founder of the abbey
SOUTH SIDE, right of gate
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Queen Matilda
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Unnamed
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Broken off
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Unnamed
NORTH SIDE, left of gate
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Knight templar with chain armour
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Pilgrim with scallop shell
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Virgin Mary
GATE, right side
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Christ
NORTH SIDE, right of gate
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
St. John the Evangelist
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Benedict monk with cowl
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Mitred abbot
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Nun?
WEST SIDE
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Broken off
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Unnamed
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Unnamed
Reading - Abbey Gateway Heads
Man of law
EAST SIDE Two blocks, uncarved.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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  • Abbot
  • Christ
  • Head
  • Henry I (King of England)
  • John the Evangelist, St.
  • Knight
  • Mary, St.
  • Matilda of Flanders
  • Nun
  • Ohlson, Andrew
  • Pilgrim
  • Location (N 51°27'23" - W 0°58'0")

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