The High St, Glastonbury

The High St, Glastonbury



John Nixon (1760-1818)
The High St, Glastonbury

Inscribed lower left: A Bath Parson/Mother Nash
Pen and grey and brown ink and watercolour over pencil, squared
303 x 460 mm., 11 ¾ x 18 in.

The George Inn, visible to the left, is the original pilgrim's Inn of Glastonbury Abbey. Pevsner described it as `one of the most sumptuous of the small number of surviving inns before the Reformation.' Beyond is the Parish church of St. John's dating from the fifteenth century with its tall west tower

Probably London, Royal Academy, 1812, no.546 as `The High St at Glastonbury, with a view of the Abbot's inn, the Conduit, etc.'