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View of New Abbey Parish Kirk from East

SC 381270

Description View of New Abbey Parish Kirk from East

Catalogue Number SC 381270

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 80003 PO

Scope and Content View of New Abbey Parish Church, Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife Dunfermline Abbey was founded by David I in 1128 and completed in its original form in 1250. Numerous additions and alterations followed in the 14th and 15th centuries. Abandoned after the Reformation (1560), the abbey was ransacked for building stone. The buttressed nave of the abbey church (left) was used as a parish church until it was deemed too small, and William Burn designed this extension of 1818-21. The tower has an openwork balustrade composed of letters commemorating 'King Robert the Bruce'. Since King Malcolm III married his queen, Margaret (later canonised to become St Margaret), in Dunfermline c.1070, the burgh has been popular with royalty. Many monarchs have been buried here, including Malcolm and Margaret, and King Robert the Bruce. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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