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View from North East showing inserted windows and original floor level, room 5

SC 384027

Description View from North East showing inserted windows and original floor level, room 5

Date 23/4/1992

Catalogue Number SC 384027

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 551

Scope and Content View from north-east showing inserted windows and original floor level in a room in 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). In 1992-5 the whole building was restored as a heritage centre with a café and shop. During restoration, many original features were uncovered. In this vaulted room, the original floor level was revealed. The window is a later insertion. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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