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East front of Chancel, plan and elevation. insc. 'John L. Peddie, May 1901'

FID 147/19

Description East front of Chancel, plan and elevation. insc. 'John L. Peddie, May 1901'

Date 5/1901

Collection National Art Survey of Scotland

Catalogue Number FID 147/19

Category Print Room

Copies FID 147/20, FID 147/19 P, SC 369415

Scope and Content Elevation of exterior of east end of St Andrew's Cathedral Church, St Andrews, Fife St Andrew's Cathedral Church and Augustinian priory were begun by Bishop Arnold and King Malcolm IV in 1160 or 1161 and, being constructed on a scale unrivalled anywhere in Britain except at Norwich, took at least half a century to complete. Only the lower of three rows of round-arched windows survives. The large window inserted by Prior Haldenston (1419-43) replaced the upper rows, traces of which are visible in the masonry. Roof-access was through doors in the turrets. Disasters suffered by St Andrews Cathedral include: 1270s - a storm demolishing its west end; 1304 - Edward I stripping the lead for his war-effort; around the mid 14th-century - a serious fire; and in 1409 - a storm destroying the south transept's gable. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Scale 1":2'

Medium Pen and ink

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/228079

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