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West front: plan, elevation and section of South half, St Andrews Cathedral. Insc. 'R. Campbell, May 1901'.

SC 369414

Description West front: plan, elevation and section of South half, St Andrews Cathedral. Insc. 'R. Campbell, May 1901'.

Date 5/1901

Collection National Art Survey of Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 369414

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of FID 147/5

Scope and Content Elevation of west end of St Andrew's Cathedral Church, 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. The west end was rebuilt in the 1270s after a tempest. The all-but vanished northern half would have completed a symmetrical façade. To the right of the door are traces of a vaulted porch removed after fire-damage in the 14th century. 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 destroying the south transept's gable. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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