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Iona, Iona Nunnery. View of ruined interior from East.

AG 5129

Description Iona, Iona Nunnery. View of ruined interior from East.

Date 1973

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number AG 5129

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 366536

Scope and Content Church of Iona Nunnery, Argyll and Bute The remains of this Augustinian nunnery stand on sheltered ground about 400 m south-west of the 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 interior of the church's west wall. Two windows with rounded arches allowed light into the church. On the right side is the arcade between the nave and the north-aisle. 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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