Sites & cities that bear the name of Glastonbury Lake Village

Glastonbury Lake Village

Today in : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
First trace of activity : 250 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : 50 B.C.E

Description : Glastonbury Lake Village was an Iron Age village, situated on a crannog or man made island in the Somerset Levels, near Godney, some 3 miles (5 km) north west of Glastonbury in the southwestern English county of Somerset. It has been designated as a scheduled monument. It has been described as "the best preserved prehistoric village ever found in the United Kingdom". The site covered an area of 400 feet (122 m) north to south by 300 feet (91 m) east to west. It was first constructed 250 B.C. by laying down timber and clay. Wooden houses and barns were then built on the clay base and occupied by up to 200 people at any time until the village was abandoned around 50 B.C.

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