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View of floor with metalled road exposed, room 11

SC 384043

Description View of floor with metalled road exposed, room 11

Catalogue Number SC 384043

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 563

Scope and Content View of exposed metalled road 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 building was restored as a heritage centre, café and shop. During restoration, many features were uncovered, including this 15th- or 16th-century metalled roadway of the Maygate which was covered over by 17th-century extensions to the house. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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