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Turriff, 'celtic Monastery'

Monastery (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Turriff, 'celtic Monastery'

Classification Monastery (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 19164

Site Number NJ74NW 27

NGR NJ 7222 4983

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Turriff
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Banff And Buchan
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ74NW 27 7222 4983

(NJ 7222 4983) That there was a Celtic monastery at Turriff has been taken as implied by the mention of Cormac, Abbot of Turbruaid, in one of the notitiae in the Book of Deer (Stuart 1869), c. 1135. The notitiae, however, are suspect and nothing else in known of a monastery there (Easson 1957).

The site is supposed to have been the same as that of the old church of St Congan, who is claimed as the founder.

J Stuart 1868; J Stuart 1869; J Milne 1890; D E Easson 1957.


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