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Iona Abbey and St Martin's Cross General view

SC 373162

Description Iona Abbey and St Martin's Cross General view

Collection Rev Layng

Catalogue Number SC 373162

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 49322

Scope and Content Abbey on Iona, Argyll and Bute The Benedictine abbey of Iona stands 250 m from the W shore of the Sound of Iona and overlies part of the earlier monastery founded by St Columba. The abbey was built around 1200 AD and remodeled several times. It was restored in the 20th century. This is a view of the ruined church, with the stone cross known as St Martin's Cross in the foreground. The W end of the nave and the S transept of the church, together with the bell tower over the crossing, can be seen. The original monastery on Iona was founded by St Columba around AD 563, after he had left Ireland to preach to the Picts. The Irish church continued on Iona until the monastery became part of the Benedictine order around AD 1200. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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