ABBOT'S KITCHEN, GLASTONBURY ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1172820
Date first listed:
21-Jun-1950
Statutory Address:
ABBOT'S KITCHEN, GLASTONBURY ABBEY, MAGDALENE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABBOT'S KITCHEN, GLASTONBURY ABBEY, MAGDALENE STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Glastonbury
National Grid Reference:
ST 49969 38760

Details

MAGDALENE STREET 1. 1133 (East Side) Abbot's Kitchen, Glastonbury Abbey ST 4938 7/9 2l.6,5o. I GV 2. Isolated in the grounds to the south of the Abbey church ruins. One of the best preserved medieval kitchens in Europe, and the only substantial monastic building at Glastonbury. C14. Square with large curved buttresses to each side, stringcourse and cornice with grotesque gargoyles. 2-light traceried windows. Octagonal superstructure with pyramidal roof crowned by double louvred stack with bands of crenellation. Weathervane at apex. 4 vast arched fireplaces, with round smoke outlets above, are set across the corners inside. The ribs of the octagonal vaulted roof lead up to a circular outlet inside the snook. Contains some architectural fragments and furnishings from the Abbey buildings (other objects now removed to gatehouse lodge). Lies within the Ancient Monument scheduled area, All the listed buildings in the Abbey grounds form an extremely important group.

Listing NGR: ST4996638757

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
265971
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 26 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/01296/17
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