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Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of New Abbey Parish Kirk & conventual buildings

SC 381310

Description Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of New Abbey Parish Kirk & conventual buildings

Catalogue Number SC 381310

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of FID 89/35 P

Scope and Content Plan of Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife Dunfermline Abbey Church was begun in 1128, replacing an earlier church founded by Margaret in around 1070 on the same site. It was a burial-place for Scotland's medieval rulers, including St Margaret and King Robert the Bruce. In 1818-20 the ruined east part was replaced by a new Gothic church (right). The monastic buildings to the south were mostly 14th-century replacements for ones destroyed by Edward I. To the north, Abbot's House may incorporate medieval masonry. In 1303, Edward I 'Hammer of the Scots' sacked Dunfermline Abbey because his Scots enemies often met there. Apart from the church and a few rooms for the 200 monks, everything that would not burn was demolished. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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