Abbey mystery solved!

Just four screw holes marking where the missing plaque was positioned.
Just four screw holes marking where the missing plaque was positioned.
Just four screw holes marking where the missing plaque was positioned.

The Virtual Museum has solved the mystery of the missing plaque at Bath Abbey.

On the East side of the building’s exterior – facing Orange Grove – there is normally a plaque recording the fact that the first king of all England – King Edgar – received his coronation in Bath.

All that can be seen at present are the holes used to secure it but – fear not – it has not been stolen.

Elaine Teh who is Communications Officer for Bath Abbey told the VMB:

‘The wood mounting for the King Edgar plaque is currently being repaired and will be returned to its usual spot as soon as this has been completed.’

So now we know!