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Oblique aerial view including Cathedral from North West.

SC 369409

Description Oblique aerial view including Cathedral from North West.

Date 1976

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 369409

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of F 7059

Scope and Content Aerial view of St Andrews Cathedral Church and Cloister, St Andrews, Fife St Andrew's Cathedral Church and Augustinian priory were begun by Bishop Arnold and King Malcolm IV in 1160 or 1161 and, being constructed on a scale unrivalled anywhere in Britain except at Norwich, took at least half a century to complete. This shows the remains of the south aisle of the cathedral church with the surviving fragment of the west end, rebuilt in the 1270s after a tempest. Behind is the cloister where the Augustinian canons would have worked and exercised. Disasters suffered by St Andrews Cathedral include: 1270s - a storm demolishing its west end; 1304 - Edward I stripping the lead for his war-effort; around the mid 14th century - a serious fire; and in 1409 - a storm tumbling the south transept's gable. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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