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Lindores Abbey

August 14 & 15, 1997
Newburgh, Fife
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Lindores Abbey : Refrectory

Lindores Abbey was founded in the late 12th century by David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother of King William I.

This shows the north wall of the refectory. The abbey is much in ruins but the grounds are beautifully kept.

The first Abbot of Lindores was Guido who had been the prior of Kelso Abbey. Prior Guido arrived with some two dozen Benedictine monks of the Order of Tiron.

Tiny stone coffins belonging to the infant sons, Robert and Henry, of Earl David.
Lindores Abbey : Stone coffins
Lindores Abbey : The nave

In 1543 Reformers sacked the abbey and later in 1559 they attacked again knocking over the altars, destroying statues, and burning books and vestments.

A view down the nave towards the west door.

By the end of the 16th century Lindores Abbey was being used as a source of building materials for houses in Newburgh.

Looking south through the transept across the nave.
Lindores Abbey : Transept