Avalonian Quest by Geoffrey Ashe ISBN: 9780413488008


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Immediate dispatch from Somerset. Nice older book in good condition. Pages in excellent condition although tanned with age. No notes or highlighting. See images. Fantastic book.

About the book >.>.> Glastonbury is a small market town in central Somerset in the west of England. Its population is seven thousand or so. Architecturally it extends over about five centuries historically over a longer time but no buildings of the earlier town are still standing. Fleeces and hides are the raw materials of its industry. It is divided into two Anglican parishes St John the Baptist’s and St Benedict’s with late medieval churches. Ecclesiastically it is better known for its Abbey once the greatest in England with a church sur- passed only by old St Paul’s. The scanty yet awesome ruins stand in a forty-acre rectangle which the town surrounds on all sides. Seen from within Glastonbury is picturesque beautiful here and there but scarcely exceptional. Seen from outside it is extraordinary. If you approach from Bristol or Bath over the Mendips you have a sudden vista of low-lying country in which a single hill juts up inconsistently with a tower on top. That is Glastonbury Tor. It is not as solitary as it looks from the Mendips. The town is cradled in a hill- cluster in which the Tor rising to 518 feet above sea level is the highest point. Its neighbours are all different shapes. They are the smooth-domed Chalice Hill close beside it across a little valley; Wirral or “Wearyall’ Hill a ridge outstretched towards Bridgwater; and Windmill Hill its comparatively flat top built over on the side facing Wells. The Tor itself has survived much geological change because its upper part is of sandstone harder than the limestone below and less subject to erosion.

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