NS3043 : South Side of Ruined 12th Century Abbey

near to Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Great Britain

South Side of Ruined 12th Century Abbey
South Side of Ruined 12th Century Abbey
The Abbey was probably founded by Richard de Moreville in the latter half of the 12th Century. It was colonised by Tironensian Monks from Kelso. In its heyday it could have had 40 monks but in the 1530s there were only 16. The Abbey was supposedly "cast down" in the aftermath of the Reformation in 1560; according to John Knox, and were definitely ruins by 1591. One of the Abbots from the Abbey led a group of locals to fight in the battle at Flodden, but unfortunately he was one of the many who fell there never to return.
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2006
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Wednesday, 19 April, 2006   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 19 April, 2006
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Ruins > Ruins   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 303 432 [100m precision]
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