Probable Early Medieval - Medieval Monastic Site, Glastonbury Tor

Record ID:  118068*4 / MNA136963
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: Scheduled Monument
NT Property:  Glastonbury Tor; South West
Civil Parish:  Glastonbury; Mendip; Somerset
Grid Reference:  ST 511 385
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Summary

Monastic settlement, cross-base on summit, cells cut in rock, and possible wooden Church, pottery and wheel-headed cross.

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Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Saxon to Medieval - 900 AD to 1099 AD)
  • BUILDING (Saxon to Medieval - 900 AD to 1099 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Saxon to Medieval - 900 AD to 1099 AD)
  • CROSS (Saxon to Medieval - 900 AD to 1099 AD)

Description

Monastic settlement, cross-base on summit, cells cut in rock, and possible wooden Church, pottery and wheel-headed cross.
The wheel-cross, 0.37 meters across the head, was cut from a single block of Doulting oolite and formerly stood on a shaft. The same pattern is apparent on both sides and consists of central bosses from which the four arms radiate. A thinner circle links the four arms. By analogy with other crosses with similar characteristics, particularly the unusual straightened arms, a date of 10th or 11th century has been suggested.

References

  • --- SZN10288 - Article in serial: P A Rahtz. 1971. Excavation on Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, 1964-6. 127.

  • --- SZN3568 - Monograph: 1979. Archaeology in the National Trust. Glastonbury Tor, Somerset.

Designations

Other Statuses and References

  • HER/SMR Reference (External): 23604
  • National Monuments Record Reference: ST53NW5

Associated Events

  • ENA3273 - Archaeological Intervention,
  • ENA3399 - Heritage Assessment,

Associated Finds

  • FNA947 - POT (Saxon to Medieval - 900 AD to 1099 AD)

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