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View of West gable from West.

SC 369426

Description View of West gable from West.

Date c. 1900

Collection National Art Survey of Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 369426

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of F 5080

Scope and Content 1900s photograph (from outside) of west end of St Andrews 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 tumbling the south transept's gable. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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