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RE: VMs: More about Abbot Bere / Beere...

I don't think I mentioned this earlier.  If you look just above the face on the *right* root of f33r (yeah, same page as the pinmo/pinilo reference earlier) you can clearly see "Bere".  I have been trying to figure what that might refer to.  Very strange coincidence, if I may say so.

Larry Roux
Syracuse University

>>> glenclaston@xxxxxxxxx 06/19/03 07:52PM >>>

Not being to certain about medieval spellings, is that "nave" or "knave"?
Remember, you were the one who raised the question of semantics? :-)
Seriously, I haven't a clue.

If it were me, I'd spend most of my time talking to people at the Abbey and
seeing if they can guide you to a knowledgeable historian.  Now that I'm
getting acclimated to Texas however, my second inclination would to be to
rent a bulldozer, use some dynamite, and let the archaeologists mark where
the pieces land.  I hear the British are really big on America's "get it
done" attitude lately? :-)

(If I can be of any less help, don't hesitate to ask.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Nick Pelling
> Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 6:41 PM
> To: vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: VMs: More about Abbot Bere / Beere...
> Hi everyone,
> > From Leland's account, it would seem we know exactly where Beere was
> > buried: under a marble floor in the South Aisle of the Chapel of the
> > Sepulcher (which he had built), in its South End Nave.
> Here's the streetmap.co.uk map of the Glastonbury Abbey area:-
> http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?grid2map?x=350250&y=13875
> 0&zoom=2&isp=200&ism=500&arrow=y?36,101
> And here's a nice tourist-friendly map of the Abbey grounds themselves:-
>          http://www.glastonburyabbey.com/groundsmap.php
> Putting the two together, it looks like the tourist map has been drawn
> facing roughly South-East, so South would be off in the direction of the
> top-right corner.
> I'd be very grateful if anyone who is better at interpreting church ruins
> than I am (that's probably 90% of you) would be so kind as to make an
> educated guess at where on the tourist map Leland would have been
> describing?
> On that map, the Nave is marked as (9) - to my (uneducated) eyes, this
> looks like it would have been on the South side of the building
> there, next
> to the cloisters (14). I have a dim archaeological memory of bishops and
> abbots often being buried near the entrance to cloisters - is
> that roughly
> where I should go?
> All suggestions and comments welcome!
> Thanks, .....Nick Pelling.....
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