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Crail, 'priory'

Chapel (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Crail, 'priory'

Classification Chapel (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 70951

Site Number NO60NW 21

NGR NO 6163 0779

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Crail
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO60NW 21 6163 0779

(NO 6163 0779) Priory (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map (1938)

A ruined gable with Gothic windows, the remains of a building known as the Priory Walls and traditionally said to be the remains of a priory, was destroyed by the sea about 1801 and only some foundations of outworks remains. It was probably a small chape under the patronage of the Prioress of Haddington (giving rise to the local tradition of a priory).

J M Leighton 1840; NSA 1845.

A charter granting the Friars Preachers a site for erecting a church and monastery in the burgh of Crail is not genuine. There is no reliable evidence of a Dominican monastery at Crail.

D E Easson 1957

There are no traces of foundations at the site. No further information.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 28 August 1968


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