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Glastonbury Abbey Barn

Glastonbury Abbey Barn was part of the home grange of Glastonbury Abbey, one of the richest monasteries in medieval England.  Its wealth accounts for the quality of the four barns of its granges which still survive.

The Abbey barn is cruciform in shape, the same as a church. It is made of fine ashlar stone with the emblems of the four evangelists carved into its gable ends. Inside it is divided into seven bays with a midstrey through the central bay. It has a splendid raised-cruck oak timber roof. After passing through several changes of ownership after the Dissolution, it is now part of the Museum of Somerset Rural Life.

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