ARCHITECT, Scottish
(active 1140s in Dunfermline)

Interior view

c. 1150
Photo
Dunfermline Abbey, Fife

The most important Romanesque churches in Scotland date back to the reign of King David I (1124-1153). The Benedictine abbey of Dunfermline in Fife, founded around 1070, was the burial place of eleven kings and queens. The arcades of the three-storey nave and side aisles of the church, which was consecrated in 1150, clearly copy Durham, and its exterior reminds one of models such as York.

The photo shows the nave from the reign of King David I.

View the reconstruction of exterior of Dunfermline Abbey.




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