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Iona, Iona Abbey. View of cloister from East, prior to restoration work.

SC 366501

Description Iona, Iona Abbey. View of cloister from East, prior to restoration work.

Date c. 1900

Collection National Art Survey of Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 366501

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 6032

Scope and Content Cloister at Iona Abbey, Argyll and Bute The Benedictine abbey at Iona was built around AD 1200 on the site of St Columba's earlier monastery. It was altered and partly rebuilt in the 13th century and again in the 15th century. It became derelict after the Reformation of 1560. This view of the ruined south-west corner of the cloister, taken around 1900, shows part of the 15th-century remodeling of the arcade. Arches linked the arcade's corners diagonally to the surrounding structures - in this case the north wall of the nave. The cloister was built in the early 13th century. It was bounded by the nave and north transept to the south and east, and by walls, and later other buildings, on the other sides. It was remodeled in the 15th century and rebuilt in the mid 20th century. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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