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Elgin Cathedral

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Elgin Cathedral, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, sometimes referred to as The Lantern of the North is an historic ruin in Elgin, Moray, north-east Scotland. It was established in 1224 on an area of ground granted by Alexander II that was close to the River Lossie and outside of the burgh of Elgin. Before its transfer to its present position the cathedral was located at Spynie, 3 km to the north, and was served by a chapter of eight clerics. The new cathedral, much larger than before, was staffed accordingly with the number of canons increased to 18 in 1226 and then again to 23 by 1242. A fire in 1270 damaged the cathedral significantly initiating a major rebuilding programme that substantially increased the size of the edifice. It was unaffected by the Wars of Independence but was again badly damaged by burning in 1390 following an attack by Robert III's brother Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, also known as the Wolf of Badenoch. In 1402 the cathedral precinct again suffered an incendiary attack by the followers of the Lord of the Isles. The number of canons had increased to 25 by the time of the Reformation in 1560 when the cathedral was abandoned and the services transferred to Elgin's parish church of St Giles. After the removal of the lead from the roof in 1567, the cathedral fell steadily into decay which was only arrested in the 19th century when it was in a substantially ruinous condition.
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Elgin Cathedral, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, sometimes referred to as The Lantern of the North is an historic ruin in Elgin, Moray, north-east Scotland. It was established in 1224 on an area of ground granted by Alexander II that was close to the River Lossie and outside of the burgh of Elgin. Before its transfer to its present position the cathedral was located at Spynie, 3 km to the north, and was served by a chapter of eight clerics. The new cathedral, much larger than before, was staffed accordingly with the number of canons increased to 18 in 1226 and then again to 23 by 1242. A fire in 1270 damaged the cathedral significantly initiating a major rebuilding programme that substantially increased the size of the edifice. It was unaffected by the Wars of Independence but was again badly damaged by burning in 1390 following an attack by Robert III's brother Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, also known as the Wolf of Badenoch. In 1402 the cathedral precinct again suffered an incendiary attack by the followers of the Lord of the Isles. The number of canons had increased to 25 by the time of the Reformation in 1560 when the cathedral was abandoned and the services transferred to Elgin's parish church of St Giles. After the removal of the lead from the roof in 1567, the cathedral fell steadily into decay which was only arrested in the 19th century when it was in a substantially ruinous condition.
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Wallpaper Comments (21)

BlueAngelAndreea
Posted by BlueAngelAndreea on 05/24/14 at 07:58 AM
Awesome image! Nice wall description.
bettypri
Posted by bettypri on 07/28/11 at 05:19 AM
Enough of a ruin to look romantic but not so ruined that it just looks like a pile o stones. Well 'manipulated'
diane7
Posted by diane7 on 06/05/11 at 02:53 AM
Love it ♥
nigel505
Posted by nigel505 on 12/15/10 at 05:56 AM
This 'I' just LOVE;:):):);).....+1 FAV
chef1ne
Posted by chef1ne on 09/08/10 at 05:48 PM
nice one Will fav+1 keep up the good work
Nimama_Dawn
Posted by Nimama_Dawn on 07/05/10 at 03:55 AM
Love it! Oh, the stories it could tell.
Scotman
Posted by Scotman on 06/29/10 at 12:26 PM
Great Stuff.
bdark
Posted by bdark on 06/09/10 at 05:54 AM
Wonderful and spooky +1 fave
natasha19
Posted by natasha19 on 06/07/10 at 04:21 PM
yeah...wow!+1fd
ShamROCKS
Posted by ShamROCKS on 05/28/10 at 05:13 PM
Wow.
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Uploaded By: Entropy
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2010
Filename: athedral-Scotland-4.jpg
Original Resolution: 1920x1080
File Size: 1.01MB
Category: Medieval

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