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Iona, Iona Abbey. Drawing of profile mouldings.

SC 368965

Description Iona, Iona Abbey. Drawing of profile mouldings.

Catalogue Number SC 368965

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AGD 23/689

Scope and Content Presbytery window 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 drawing shows the profile moulding of the mullions used in the N, S and upper part of the E windows of the presbytery. It is symmetrical and each side has a filleted roll, roll, rebate, flat section, two rolls and a filleted roll. The 5.2 m long presbytery, along with the entire S side of the church, dates from the 15th century. It had been remodeled to widen the choir and nave, which now measured 6.9 m internally. The presbytery was rebuilt in 1904 by Honeyman and Ross. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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