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General view of chapel and Mons Meg

SC 460273

Description General view of chapel and Mons Meg

Collection Records of Scottish Colorfoto Ltd, photographers, Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 460273

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of ED 8812

Scope and Content St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle St Margaret's Chapel is the oldest building in the Castle complex. It was built in the early 12th century by David I to commemorate his mother who was canonised in 1250. The chapel has been much altered over the years, serving time as a munition store. St Margaret's Chapel lay unrecognised until the 19th century when it was rediscovered and restored. At the time it was regarded as a particularly romantic site because of the associations with St Margaret. In the 19th century the Castle was a popular tourist attraction. There was great interest in the Scottish past, and James II's great gun Mons Meg was returned to Scotland and sited by the Chapel. Mons Meg has since been moved inside. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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