NM2824 : Augustinian nunnery

taken 7 years ago, near to Baile M?r, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Augustinian nunnery
Augustinian nunnery
The nunnery on Iona was founded around 1200 by Ranald, son of the famous Norse-Celtic warrior, Somerled. Known locally as "An Eaglais Dhubh" ("the black church"), the name being derived from the colour of the nuns' habits, it was one of two Augustinian nunneries established in Scotland, the other being in Perth.

The photo is taken from inside the cloister garden which was enlarged to the south and west in the fifteenth century.
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 June, 2010
Category
Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 284 241 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:19.8685N 6:23.7341W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 284 241
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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