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West View of Cambus Kenneth Abbey

West View of Cambus Kenneth Abbey

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 98.b

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of the bell tower of Cambuskenneth Abbey in Scotland. The original Augustinian Abbey, located on a bend in the River Forth and established by King David I in 1147, benefited from its close proximity to Stirling castle and was one of the richest abbeys in Scotland. It was closely involved with the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and Bruce's Parliament met here in 1326. Cambuskenneth Abbey was closed in 1559 and of the many buildings making up the Abbey complex only the bell tower survives in this complete form.

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