Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Glastonbury

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.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "municipal borough, market town, and parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Glastonbury CP/AP       Glastonbury Borough       Somerset AncC
Place: Glastonbury

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