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Abbot's Kitchen, Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury

Description: Abbot's Kitchen, Glastonbury Abbey

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 June 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 265971

OS Grid Reference: ST4996938760
OS Grid Coordinates: 349969, 138760
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1459, -2.7166

Location: Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9EL

Locality: Glastonbury
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 9EL

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Abbot's Kitchen,
Glastonbury Abbey
ST 4938 7/9 2l.6,5o.
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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