Benedictine Abbey completed at Quarr
Quarr Abbey completed | 1912 | Period: Modern
The Grade I listed monastic buildings and church were completed in 1912, constructed from Belgian brick in a style combining French, Byzantine and Moorish architectural elements.
In the vicinity are a few remains of the original twelfth-century abbey.
Today, the abbey buildings are considered to be some of the most important twentieth-century religious structures in the UK; Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described them as "among the most daring and successful church buildings of the early 20th century in England". A community of fewer than a dozen monks maintain the monastery's regular life.