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View looking North of Dunfermline Abbey, from Abbot's House

SC 381272

Description View looking North of Dunfermline Abbey, from Abbot's House

Catalogue Number SC 381272

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 717 CN

Scope and Content View from south showing 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 nave of the abbey church (right) was used as a parish church until it was deemed too small. William Burn designed the Gothic extension (left) which was built 1818-21. The words 'King Robert The Bruce' are set within the tower's openwork balustrade. 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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