Glastonbury Abbey, Abbey Barn, Glastonbury, Somerset

Glastonbury Abbey, Abbey Barn,  Glastonbury, Somerset
Photograph taken 02 Jul 1924 © Historic England Archive ref: BB007905

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.

Location

Somerset Glastonbury

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

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