NO5016 : St Andrews - Blackfriar's Chapel

near to St Andrews, Fife, Great Britain

St Andrews - Blackfriar's Chapel
St Andrews - Blackfriar's Chapel
A three-quarters view of the only remaining part of the monastery of the Dominican Friars is this little chapel. See shared description below:
Blackfriars, St Andrews
There was once a Dominican monastery on what is now South Street in St Andrews originally called the Dominican Friary of St Mary. The Dominican order were known as the "Blackfriars" because of the colour of their habits (Franciscans were Greyfriars and Carmelites were Whitefriars for similar reasons).
All that is left of the friary is a little chapel which projected from north side of the building facing South Street. The friary's date of foundation is uncertain, possibly as early as the C13th, but it seem more likely to have been later as the first known prior was in 1464.
The House was burned in 1547 - probably as a result of Henry VIII's monastic purges though the monks remained in their severely damaged building until 1559 when they were expelled by Protestants.
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Tuesday, 4 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
St Andrews 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5076 1656 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:20.3297N 2:47.8844W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 5074 1655
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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