Abbot's Kitchen, Glastonbury Abbey is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.
National Heritage List for England Facts
- List Entry ID
- ABBOT'S KITCHEN, GLASTONBURY ABBEY
- ABBOT'S KITCHEN, GLASTONBURY ABBEY, MAGDALENE STREET
- Grid Reference
- ST 49969 38760
National Heritage List for England Description
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