Glastonbury Abbey, Abbey Barn, Glastonbury, Somerset

Glastonbury is by tradition the oldest monastic foundation in England. Little is known of the monastery until 940 when it was refounded as a Benedictine Abbey by St Dunstan. The standing remains belong to the great abbey church rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1184. The abbey was dissolved in 1539 after the abbot, Richard Whyting and 2 of his monks had been executed on top of Glastonbury Tor for alleged treason. This image shows the north entrance to the abbey barn.


Somerset Glastonbury


Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)


building abbey monastery dissolution barn symbol carving animal cart medieval (1066 - 1484)