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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 692013

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/692013

NO64SW 18.00 64311 41334

NO64SW 18.01 64316 41393 Burial Ground

NO64SW 18.02 64277 41297 Conventual Building

NO64SW 18.03 64236 41299 Pend

NO64SW 18.04 64210 41286 Regality Tower

NO64SW 18.05 64276 41275 Abbot's House

(NO 6430 4133) Abbey (NR) (remains of)

(NO 6423 4132) Abbey Wall (NR) (course of)

OS 1:10000 map (1975)

See also NO64SW 19.

The remains of Arbroath Abbey, Tironensian, founded 1178 and dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury.

S Cruden 1954

The abbey wall is said to have been of great height and to have extended 150' on the east and west, 760' on the north and 480' on the south. There were great towers at the angles (the NW is still extant) and entrance gateways on the north (still extant) and at the SE angle.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1896

The ruins remain as described. Where the walls have been removed either the foundation has been exposed by excavation or the course is indicated by kerb stones.

Visited by OS (JLD) 16 June 1958

Photographed by RCAHMS in 1980.

(Undated) information in NMRS record cards.

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