Amelia Heath

Amelia Heath

Posted on 06/11/2017


Photo taken on May 23, 2017



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Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey
Glastonbury Abbey was a monastery in Glastonbury, Somerset, England. Its ruins, a grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument, are open as a visitor attraction.

The abbey was founded in the 7th century and enlarged in the 10th. It was destroyed by a major fire in 1184, but subsequently rebuilt and by the 14th century was one of the richest and most powerful monasteries in England. The abbey was suppressed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under King Henry VIII of England. The last abbot, Richard Whiting (Whyting), was hanged, drawn and quartered as a traitor on Glastonbury Tor in 1539.

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9 comments - The latest ones
Maeluk
Maeluk
A beautiful place I well remember visiting ..:)
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
I never visited. Not the Abbey, nor the town nor the Tor. And I wonder why not? I certainly had more than a few opportunities!
I like this shot.
Have a good week.
2 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
De très beaux vestiges !
2 months ago.
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Impressive view!!!!!
I LIKE!!!!!
2 months ago.
Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx
Très belle compo de ces vestiges !
2 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
superb compo and perspective, interesting notes !
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
beautifully captured.
Thank you for the info.
2 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
This gives a good impression just how huge the abbey was!
One just hopes the abbot was dead after hanging....
2 months ago.
Christa1004
Christa1004
Awesome ruins, what remains is still impressive.
2 months ago.