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Iona, Iona Abbey. Photographic copy of plan showing the development c.1200 AD to 1638.

SC 365451

Description Iona, Iona Abbey. Photographic copy of plan showing the development c.1200 AD to 1638.

Date 1982

Catalogue Number SC 365451

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AGD 23/712 P

Scope and Content Abbey on Iona, Argyll and Bute The Benedictine abbey of Iona stands 250 m from the W shore of the Sound of Iona and overlies part of the earlier monastery founded by St Columba. The abbey was built around 1200 AD and remodeled several times. It was restored in the 20th century. This is a plan of the abbey as it was during the 15th century. The E wall of the presbytery and the whole S side of the church were demolished and rebuilt with a wider choir and nave. The W half of the N aisle was also demolished. The original monastery on Iona was founded by St Columba around AD 563, after he had left Ireland to preach to the Picts. The Irish church continued on Iona until the monastery became part of the Benedictine order around AD 1200. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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