NS2708 : Crossraguel Abbey Tower House

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Maybole, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

Crossraguel Abbey Tower House
Crossraguel Abbey Tower House
Crossraguel Abbey, a Cluniac monastery of the Benedictine order, was founded early in the 13th century. The buildings were damaged during Robert the Bruce’s independence campaign but were rebuilt and extended in the 14th & 15th centuries. The tower house was added in the early 16th century by Abbot William Kennedy as his private residence. William came from the local nobility, being the brother of the powerful 2nd Earl of Cassillis. The tower house is typical of the small castles of the early 16th century. By that time, few abbots still shared the monks’ dormitories.
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Date Taken
Monday, 21 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2757 0832 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:20.3153N 4:43.2187W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2756 0831
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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