Glastonbury Tor

Record ID:  118068*0 / MNA138176
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Glastonbury Tor; South West
Civil Parish:  Glastonbury; Mendip; Somerset
Grid Reference:  ST 5112 3853
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This report covers the sites on Glastonbury Hill not covered by the Ancient Monument schedule.

Identification Images (0)

Most Recent Monitoring

None Recorded

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)


Glastonbury Tor, rising to over 150m. O.D. is the most prominent landmark of central Somerset. Its dramatically steep slopes and sculptured appearance, products of its geology and land-use, have given ride to much speculation about its origins, even attributed by some to supernatural agencies.

SNA69079 / ENA10099 Geophysical survey of Moneybox Field northeast of Glastonbury Tor at the foot of the slope. Nothing of obvious archaeological interest was detected, apart from some slight hints of cultivation and some linear fills.


  • --- SNA65565 - Report: Angelika Heike Rudiger. 2012. Transfigurations of a character on the way from Medieval Literature to Neo-Pagan beliefs.

  • --- SNA69079 - Unpublished document: Tigergeo. 2021. Geophysical Survey Report Moneybox Field, Glastonbury Tor.

  • --- SZN3210 - Unpublished document: C Hollinrake, N Hollinrake. 1997. An Archaeological Desk Top Study of Glastonbury Tor and its Environs.

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

  • --- SZN48197 - Unpublished document: Charles & Nancy Hollinrake. 2003. An Archaeological Watching Brief at Glastonbury Tor during entrances and pathways enhancement.

  • --- SZN48198 - Unpublished document: Jerry Sampson. 2003. Archaeological & Architectural Recording St Michael's Tower, Glastonbury.

  • --- SZN6805 - Map: 1844. Glastonbury Tithe Map.


None Recorded

Other Statuses and References

None Recorded

Associated Events

  • ENA3108 - Field Survey, Geophysical Investigation Glastonbury Tor (Ref: 2002/58)
  • ENA3130 - Archaeological Intervention, Archaeological watching brief during footpath maintenance
  • ENA3131 - Archaeological Intervention, Building Repair and architectural survey with photogrammetry 2003
  • ENA3399 - Heritage Assessment,
  • ENA3400 - Field Survey,
  • ENA3401 - Field Survey,
  • ENA7150 - Non Archaeological Intervention, Gwyn ap Nudd Transfigurations of a character on the Way from Medieval Literature to Neo-Pagaon Beliefs
  • ENA10099 - Remote Sensing, Geophysical Survey Report Moneybox Field, Glastonbury Tor (Ref: NTS211)

Associated Finds

None Recorded

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