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Oblique aerial view including Castle and Cathedral from North.

SC 369405

Description Oblique aerial view including Castle and Cathedral from North.

Date 1989

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 369405

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 18560 CN

Scope and Content Aerial view of St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews, Fife The bishopric of St Andrews was refounded by David I in the early 12th century. As intended, its status preserved the Scottish church's independence from the Archbishop of York throughout the Middle Ages, even though it only became an Archdiocese in 1472. The cross-shaped remains of the medieval Cathedral (built around 1160-1238) are just below the centre of the picture. To its left, the tower of the earlier St Rule's Church dominates the graveyard. St Andrews Castle is also visible (bottom right). There was a religious community at St Andrews by the mid 8th century, and a bishop by the mid 10th century. The Augustinian canons, who replaced the original community in around 1125, flourished until the Reformation. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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