Glastonbury, Somerset

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Glastonbury is a town in Somerset

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Glastonbury within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Glastonbury in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Glastonbury, mun. bor., market town, and par., mid. Somerset, on river Brue, 5 miles S. of Wells by rail and 132 miles SW. of London -- par., 7083 ac., pop. 3828; mun. bor., pop. 3719; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. The town is situated upon a peninsula, which anciently was an island. There is very little trade. Glastonbury Abbey, of which there are few vestiges, was one of the oldest and most magnificent ecclesiastical institutions in England.

Glastonbury in the Domesday Book

A village in Glastonbury hundred, in the county of Somerset. is a Good Stuff website.