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View from North East, room 17

SC 384053

Description View from North East, room 17

Catalogue Number SC 384053

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 573

Scope and Content View from north-east showing moulded stone fireplace 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 early features were uncovered, such as this moulded stone fireplace. It is of a simple late 17th-century bolection-moulded design. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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