Definition of Westminster Abbey from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Westminster Abbey

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a very big church in Westminster, London, which is one of the most famous buildings in Britain. Most of the present building, which replaced an earlier one, was built in the 13th and 14th centuries, in the Gothic style. Every English king and queen has been crowned there since William the Conqueror in 1066. Many famous English people are buried in the Abbey or have memorials in it, and it contains Poets' Corner and . The Abbey was made a World Heritage Site in 1987. see also Coronation Chair