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Jedburgh Abbey historical and descriptive : also, The abbeys of Teviotdale, as showing the development of Gothic architecture by James Watson

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Published by D. Douglas in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Jedburgh Abbey.,
  • Architecture, Gothic -- Great Britain

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesThe abbeys of Teviotdale
Statementby James Watson.
LC ClassificationsNA963 W3 1894
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 190 p., [15] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14266062M

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If ancient stone walls could whisper, what tales Jedburgh Abbey could tell. The magnificent building dominating the Southern approaches to the town has been at the heart of local life for almost years. Originally home to a highly successful Augustinian monastic order from Beauvais in France, the Abbey was founded by King David I in History. Bishop Ecgred of Lindisfarne founded a church at Jedburgh in the 9th century, and King David I of Scotland made it a priory between and , housing Augustinian monks from Beauvais in abbey was founded in , but border wars with England in the 16th century left it a ruin.. The deeply religious Scottish king Malcolm IV died at Jedburgh in , aged   Jedburgh Abbey: looking towards the nave of a ruined abbey, a tower in the centre with curved columns on either side. Below the tower, through an arch, is a town and a car park. Another picture I like was taken at Jedburgh Abbey, from up high looking towards the nave. Jedburgh Library is now housed in the second building built for Andrew Carnegie in Jedburgh at a cost of £1, There have been subscription libraries in the town since at least and at one time there were three or four. This library has been open since the start of the 20th century but plans in were revealed to close ect: George Washington Browne.