Making the Most of a Bad Situation? Glastonbury Abbey, Meare, and the Medieval Exploitation of Wetland Resources in the Somerset Levels

@article{Rippon2004MakingTM,
  title={Making the Most of a Bad Situation? Glastonbury Abbey, Meare, and the Medieval Exploitation of Wetland Resources in the Somerset Levels},
  author={S. Rippon},
  journal={Medieval Archaeology},
  year={2004},
  volume={48},
  pages={130 - 91}
}
  • S. Rippon
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • Medieval Archaeology
  • Abstract Meare, famous for its 'Abbot's Fish House', lay at the centre of Glastonbury Abbey's estates in Somerset. This paper reconstructs the medieval landscape that surrounded it, in particular showing how highly valued wetland resources were. A strongly interdisciplinary approach is used, integrating remarkably rich documentary material with evidence contained within the 'historic landscape': the pattern of fields, roads, settlements and watercourses as represented on the earliest (early… CONTINUE READING
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