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Iona, Iona Nunnery. Detail of carved corbel on South wall of nave.

AG 5134

Description Iona, Iona Nunnery. Detail of carved corbel on South wall of nave.

Date 1973

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number AG 5134

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 366542

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. During the 15th century, a wooden gallery was built at the west end of the nave. This was supported along the south wall by six corbels, carved in low relief. The corbel second from the west has an animal's head flanked by pairs of leaves. 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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