This sketch is associated with Captain Francis Grose's 'Antiquities of Scotland', published in 1791. Barrel vaulting was a fabulous medieval discovery. Improved weight distribution and wider vault spaces resulted in changes in architecture and lifestyles. David I, King of Scotland, as a tribute to his mother's piety, personality and achievements decided to replace Margaret's tiny original chapel with a grand new church, and in 1150, he granted the Priory abbey status. Margaret, the founder and patron of Dunfermline Abbey, was canonised in 1250 and her relics moved to a new shrine in 1259. This event not only involved further new building projects at the abbey but also increased the site's prestige as a pilgrimage centre.
Collective title: Hutton Drawings > [Volume 2] > Fife
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