NT1882 : Stone building on Inchcolm

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Aberdour, Fife, Great Britain

Stone building on Inchcolm
Stone building on Inchcolm
Inchcolm lies in the Firth of Forth east of the Forth Bridge, off the south coast of Fife. It was supposedly visited by St Columba in 567, and was named after him in the 12th century.

King Alexander was marooned on the island after a shipwreck in 1123, and took shelter in a hermit's hovel. Alexander decided to make the island the site of an Augustinian monastery, St Colm's Abbey, which is located at the centre of the island. The Abbey was first used as a priory, becoming a full abbey in 1235. It was abandoned after the Scottish Reformation in 1560.

The surviving remains of St Colm's Abbey are under the care of Historic Scotland.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Islands 
Primary Subject of Photo
Island  Building 
Place (from Tags)
Inchcolm 
Island (from Tags)
Inchcolm 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1893 8265 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.7916N 3:18.1474W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1895 8267
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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