Virtual Tour - St. Michael's Abbey

You've made it to St. Michael's Abbey built by the Empress Eugenie following the death of her husband Napoleon III. The abbey is home to a monastery of monks from the Benedictine Order.

Where to now? Highgate Lane is nearby joining the town centre of Farnborough with the old Farnborough Street area, with the Farnborough Hill estate in walking distance. To the East is the busy Farnborough Road with the Clockhouse and the former site of Brands Removals store also close by. For the full list of locations nearby, pick where you want to go next from the menu on the right.

Click on an image to see how St. Michael's Abbey has changed over the years. (Remember to scroll down to see the larger images).

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9. 1905 10. 1914 11. 1920 12. 1920s
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The copyright owner to images 1 and 2 is unknown. Efforts were made to establish copyright provisions. If you feel copyright has been breached please contact us. The scanned images are copyright of Franbroom. Images and thumbnails 8, 12-12, 16-29 are reproduced courtesy and copyright of St. Michael's Abbey. Image and thumbnail 6, 9 and 11 are reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection. Images and thumbnails 14-16 are courtesy and copyright of Terry Redman, Farnborough Camera Club. Original copyright to image 5 lay with Arden Press, and the copyright owner to images 7 and 10 are unknown. Efforts were made to establish copyright provisions. If you feel copyright has been breached please contact us. The scanned images are copyright of Brian Farnham (7), Marmick Collectables (6), Dianne (10) and Maureen (11) respectively. The copyright to images 3 and 4 is unknown. Image 30 is reproduced courtesy of Stephen Maunders.

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