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Iona, Iona Nunnery. General view from North-West.

AG 5123

Description Iona, Iona Nunnery. General view from North-West.

Date 1973

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number AG 5123

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 366534

Scope and Content View from north west of church at Iona Nunnery The remains of the Augustinian nunnery stand on sheltered ground about 400m south west of Iona Abbey. They comprise the nunnery church and portions of the associated conventual buildings standing on the south side. The remains date from the 13th century. This view shows the ruined church from the north west. The remains of the north aisle, and the arches of the arcade between it and the nave, are clearly visible. On the left side is the rebuilt chapel. The church dates from the early 13th century and comprises a nave with a chancel, and with an aisle running along the north side. Abandoned in the 16th century, the ruins were consolidated in 1874 and the church partially restored in 1923. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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