Abbot's Kitchen at Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset

Abbot's Kitchen at Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset
Photograph taken 26 June 2001 © David Sanderson. Source Historic England Archive ref: 265971

This kitchen is situated to the south of the Abbey church ruins. It is one of the best preserved Medieval kitchens in Europe and the only substantial monastic building at Glastonbury. It was built in the 14th century. Each corner of the building contained a fire place. The design of it meant it acted like a giant chimney, taking away the smoke and smells.

Location

Somerset Glastonbury

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

abbey monastery kitchen medieval (1066 - 1484)