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Dryburgh Abbey, Scott's Tomb

Dryburgh Abbey, Scott's Tomb

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868


Item number: 5

Length: 10.5

Width: 7.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Dryburgh Abbey is said to have been founded by Hugh de Moreville, Lord of Lauderdale, Constable of Scotland, about the year 1150, in the reign of David I. For the most part it is of the Saxon style of architecture, but much of it has been destroyed. In 1322 Edward II. set it on fire, and almost annihilated it. Robert I. contributed largely to its restoration; but in 1544 the Abbey was again laid waste by the English under Sir George Bowes and Sir Bryan Laytoun. Subsequently it was obtained by the Earl of Mar from King James VI., and by him erected into a temporal lordship and peerage, with the title of Lord Cardross. It is now held in possession by the descendants of the Earl of Buchan."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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