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View of Dryburgh Abbey and the Elden Hills 46.2.a

View of Dryburgh Abbey and the Elden Hills 46.2.a

Artist: Catton, Charles

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1793

Shelfmark: K.top Vol. 49

Item number: 46.2.a

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Dryburg Abbey and the Elden Hills in Scotland. The 12th century Abbey sits on the banks of the River Tweed in a secluded and tranquil location. The Abbey was founded by Hugo de Morville and housed a community of Premonstratensian Monks from Alnwick in Northumberland. This was the first Abbey to be built in Scotland. The Abbey was attacked many times during the 14th and 15th centuries and after being burnt to the ground had to be almost completely rebuilt. Monastic life finally came to an end at Dryburg during the Reformation of the 16th century.

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