Glastonbury Abbey

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
640530
Names
Glastonbury Abbey
Coordinates
51.1461030° N, 2.7153280° W
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Listed on
Grade I listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

Aerial view of Glastonbury Abbey
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Aerial view of Glastonbury Abbey
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Timeline

21 Jun 1950

Glastonbury Abbey designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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.

List Entry ID
1345447
Grade
I
Name
GLASTONBURY ABBEY
Location
GLASTONBURY ABBEY, MAGDALENE STREET
Parish
Glastonbury
District
Mendip
County
Somerset
Grid Reference
ST 50058 38781

MAGDALENE STREET 1. 1133 (East Side) Glastonbury Abbey ST 4938 7/1 21.6.50. ST 5138 8/1 GV 2. By tradition the most venerable monastic foundation in England, established on the legendary site of Joseph of Arimathea's oratory. Also believed to contain the burial place of King Arthur. The site was occupied by an important pre-Conquest monastery associated with St Dunstan. Standing remains belong to the great abbey church rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1184. The most complete survival from this church is the richly detailed St Mary's Chapel on a crypt at west end. The tall fragments of the east crossing piers with adjoining transept walls and chapels are the most prominent survivals of the late C12 church. Other substantial remains include portions of the outer walls of late C12 chancel aisles and C14 retrochoir, 3 bays of south nave aisle wall, lower parts of the west front and the Galilee (with crypt) linked to St Mary's Chapel. The only standing remains of the monastic buildings are the Abbot's itchen (see separate entry) and an important fragment of the Abbot's great hall to north of the kitchen. Church of England Property. The whole monastic area is scheduled as Ancient Monument. All the listed buildings in the Abbey grounds form an extremely important group.

Listing NGR: ST5001238836

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Bibliography

  1. “GLASTONBURY ABBEY.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1345447>