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View of Abbey from South West

SC 381301

Description View of Abbey from South West

Catalogue Number SC 381301

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of F 2961

Scope and Content View from south-west 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. This is the western entrance to the medieval nave. The towers date from the 15th century, although the south-west tower (right) was rebuilt using some of the old masonry in 1811 after it was damaged by lightning in 1807. 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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