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Rescue Our ruins


Rescue Our Ruins was launched in May 2012 with the goal of raising half a million pounds to save our ancient ruins - this equates to a pound for every person living in Somerset.

The Final Chapter was supported by

February 2016 saw the launch of The Final Chapter to raise the final £100,000 to cover the cost of the major conservation and enhancement of the Abbot's Kitchen and the Lady Chapel, Crypt and Galilee.

Chubb Bulleid Solicitors Cooper & Tanner

Since 2012 we have:

  • Carried out urgent repairs to the walls of the Lady Chapel and Galilee and West Door of the nave, opened up the well, added a new walkway and balustrade and replaced the paving
  • Conserved the masonry and stone lantern of the Abbot’s Kitchen and introduced heating, lighting and new displays
  • Carried out extensive archaeological recording to learn much more about the history of the abbey

We raised £1.1 million in grants and donations and a total of £417,531 from individual donors.

The ruins need constant maintenance and specialist care, if you wish to make a donation please click here.

Thank you ... you will be helping us to preserve
the past for the people of the future

Click here for Rescue our Ruins Donations and Supporters.

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