A WONDER OF THE 14th C: The Abbot’s Kitchen, Glastonbury Abbey

A WONDER OF THE 14th C: The Abbot’s Kitchen, Glastonbury Abbey

With the recent clear, cold weather of January, I visited Glastonbury Abbey to take photographs. I have been fascinated by the Abbot’s kitchen and wanted to reflect on its form and function. The building reminds me a Tudor or Early-Stuart conceit. A playful...
Medieval Echoes: A walk by the River Brue in Bruton, Somerset

Medieval Echoes: A walk by the River Brue in Bruton, Somerset

Walking around Bruton, particularly down by the riverside, one can get the feeling of medieval Somerset. The single-span bridge would have seen trains of packhorses and mules, laden with woolsacks, woollen cloth, and silken cloth making their way through Bruton and...
A SELECTION OF WEST COUNTRY MEDIEVAL FONTS

A SELECTION OF WEST COUNTRY MEDIEVAL FONTS

Baptism is a key, and usually the initial, sacrament in the life of a Christian. Early Christians performed the rite with immersion in water. In the medieval Christian church, the process of infusion was practiced – the pouring of water on the head of the new...