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Ground plan of New Abbey Parish Kirk showing building periods.

SC 381309

Description Ground plan of New Abbey Parish Kirk showing building periods.

Date 1929

Catalogue Number SC 381309

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of FID 89/33 P

Scope and Content Drawing showing ground plan and building phases 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. This drawing shows the building phases of the abbey church. Much of the stonework of the 12th-century nave still remains. Later work was mainly external, such as the buttresses of 1616-25 to the north and south, and the extended church of 1818-21 (right). 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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