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Abbot's Kitchen, Glastonbury Abbey

A Grade I Listed Building in Glastonbury, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1459 / 51°8'45"N

Longitude: -2.7166 / 2°42'59"W

OS Eastings: 349969

OS Northings: 138760

OS Grid: ST499387

Mapcode National: GBR MK.83L0

Mapcode Global: VH8B3.VGPD

Entry Name: Abbot's Kitchen, Glastonbury Abbey

Listing Date: 21 June 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172820

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265971

Location: Glastonbury, Mendip, Somerset, BA6

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Glastonbury

Built-Up Area: Glastonbury

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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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

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