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Exterior view of New Abbey Parish Kirk - from South East

B 42184

Description Exterior view of New Abbey Parish Kirk - from South East

Date c. 1950

Collection George Hay

Catalogue Number B 42184

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 381277

Scope and Content View from south-east showing New Abbey Parish Church, Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife Dunfermline Abbey was founded by David I in 1128 and completed in its original form in 1250. Numerous additions and alterations followed in the 14th and 15th centuries. Abandoned after the Reformation (1560), the abbey was ransacked for building stone. This is the nave of the abbey church. The heavy buttresses were added c.1620 to strengthen the walls after much of the stone was ransacked. The two towers date from the 15th century. On the right is part of William Burn's new parish church added 1818-21. Since King Malcolm III married his queen, Margaret (later canonised to become St Margaret), in Dunfermline c.1070, the burgh has been popular with royalty. Many monarchs have been buried here, including Malcolm and Margaret, and King Robert the Bruce. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Accession Number 1991/27


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