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Interior. General view of vaulting in Albany Aisle

ED 644

Description Interior. General view of vaulting in Albany Aisle

Date c. 1935

Catalogue Number ED 644

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 426655, SC 1225943

Scope and Content Albany Aisle in St Giles' Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh The High Kirk of St Giles has been a central feature of the Old Town for nearly 800 years. Its central tower with open crown forms a distinctive feature of the sky-line of the city. The Albany Aisle, added to St Giles c.1410 by Robert, Duke of Albany and Archibald, fourth Earl of Douglas, has fine pointed tunnel-vaulting with surface ribs, characteristic of Scottish late medieval architecture. The Albany Aisle, one of several chapels added to St Giles in the 15th and 16th centuries, was built c.1410 by the Duke of Albany and the Earl of Douglas in expiation of their crime of starving to death the Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne, in 1402. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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