Monasteries in the Somerset Landscape

Mick Aston VCH ML-15On Thursday 8 October James Bond FSA will give the second Mick Aston Memorial Lecture, titled ‘Monasteries in the Somerset Landscape.’

The Somerset landscape is scattered with traces of its monastic past.  One of Mick Aston’s major research interests was the monastic landscape of Britain and he always looked fondly at the range of sites that make up the monastic landscape of Somerset.   James Bond is a leading landscape archaeologist who worked with Mick Aston for many years.  In this lecture James will describe several Somerset sites ranging from the abbeys of Glastonbury and Muchelney through to Athelney and other less well known sites.

The talk is being given on behalf of The Somerset County History Trust, with all profits going towards the publication of future volumes of the Victoria County History of Somerset. Booking advised with tickets available from the museum – £8, £6 students. Starts at 7.30pm. Call the museum on 01823 255088.