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ˈglæs tənˌbɛr i, -bə riglas·ton·bu·ry

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  1. Glastonburynoun

    A town in Somerset, England

  2. Glastonburynoun

    The Glastonbury Festival

  3. Glastonburynoun

    A town in Connecticut. See wikipedia:Glastonbury, Connecticut


  1. Glastonbury

    Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, England, situated at a dry point on the low lying Somerset Levels, 23 miles south of Bristol. The town, which is in the Mendip district, had a population of 8,784 in the 2001 census. Glastonbury is less than 1 mile across the River Brue from Street, which is now larger than Glastonbury. Evidence from timber trackways such as the Sweet Track show that the town has been inhabited since Neolithic times. Glastonbury Lake Village was an Iron Age village, close to the old course of the River Brue and Sharpham Park approximately 2 miles west of Glastonbury, that dates back to the Bronze Age. Centwine was the first Saxon patron of Glastonbury Abbey, which dominated the town for the next 700 years. One of the most important abbeys in England, it was the site of Edmund Ironside's coronation as King of England in 1016. Many of the oldest surviving buildings in the town, including the Tribunal, George Hotel and Pilgrims' Inn and the Somerset Rural Life Museum, which is based in an old tithe barn, are associated with the abbey. The Church of St John the Baptist dates from the 15th century. The town became a centre for commerce, which led to the construction of the market cross, Glastonbury Canal and the Glastonbury and Street railway station, the largest station on the original Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. The Brue Valley Living Landscape is a conservation project managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust and nearby is the Ham Wall National Nature Reserve.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Glastonbury

    an ancient town in Somersetshire, 36 m. S. of Bristol, on the Brue; it is associated with many interesting legends and historical traditions that point to its existence in very early times; thus it was the Avalon of Arthurian legend, and the place where Joseph of Arimathea, when he brought the Holy Grail, is said to have founded the first Christian Church; ruins are still extant of the old abbey founded by Henry II., which itself succeeded the ancient abbey of St. Dunstan (946); there is trade in gloves, mats, rugs, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. glastonbury

    A town of England, in Somersetshire, 25 miles from the city of Bath. It was anciently called Avalonia, or the Isle of Avalon, and no person whatever, not even a bishop or prince, was allowed to enter without leave from the abbot, to whom this power was granted by Canute the Dane. There were 61 abbots of Glastonbury, who sat among the barons in Parliament, and governed it successively for nearly 600 years. Richard Withing, the last, was condemned at Wells for refusing to surrender his abbey to King Henry VIII., and acknowledge his supremacy, and carried, with two of his monks, on a hurdle, to Tor Hill, a bleak hill close to the town, where he was hanged in his robes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glastonbury in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glastonbury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of glastonbury in a Sentence

  1. Jeremy Corbyn:

    It won't just go down in Glastonbury history - it'll go down in our country's cultural history.

  2. Chris Carey:

    Playing even a small stage at Glastonbury has huge value because you can say: 'I played Glastonbury', it adds to that artist's story, which is hugely valuable from a marketing point of view.

  3. Mark Mulligan at MIDiA Research:

    We are in the age of the playlist, and what is Glastonbury apart from a playlist of live music.

  4. Ed Sheeran:

    Glastonbury, Wembley Stadium. All these amazing venues, America, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, South America — it's been a wild one, i was told before I came on that now, at the end of this tour, I've played to nine million people around the world. It is the biggest tour ever.

  5. Liv Torc:

    Spoken word is one of the biggest growing art forms there is, so it has quite a strong momentum, there's a really popular stage at Glastonbury, and at Latitude. Most festivals have a spoken word stage now, while 10 years ago they wouldn't.

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