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View from South West of East end of South facade

SC 384014

Description View from South West of East end of South facade

Catalogue Number SC 384014

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 541 CN

Scope and Content View from south-west showing east end of south façade of Abbot's House, 21 Maygate, Dunfermline, Fife Dunfermline Abbey was founded by David I in 1128 and completed in its original form in 1250. There were a number of other buildings associated with the abbey including the frater hall, gatehouse, royal guest house or palace and the abbot's house. Built c.1450 as a residence for Abbot Richard de Bothwell this house was reconstructed in the 16th century as the home of Robert Pitcairn, the abbey's commendator (a non-monastic royal appointee granted a religious house for services to the Crown). This is the garden front of the house. The 16th-century stair-tower (right) has crowstepped gables and a corbelled stair-tower in the re-entrant angle. In 1992-5 the whole building was restored as a heritage centre with a café and shop. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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