ARCHITECT, Scottish
(active around 1138 in Scotland)

Exterior view

founded 1132
Photo
Augustinian Abbey, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

In comparison to the impressive sequence of sacred buildings in England, the churches of Wales, Ireland and Scotland play a rather more modest role. Not enough buildings have survived in any of these countries for one to be able to reconstruct a development in style.

The most important Romanesque churches in Scotland date back to the reign of King David I (1124-1153). The Augustinians founded Jedburgh Abbey in Scotland in 1138. The church was later raised to the status of monastery before becoming in the years prior to King David's death, probably in 1147, a fully fledged abbey and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

The photo shows the ruins of the monastery church.




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