Courtesy of National Library of Scotland | Licence: CC BY 4.0
Courtesy of National Library of Scotland | Licence: CC BY 4.0

66 - Lesmahago Priory, 1785, S.W. View

1785

Attributed name: George Henry Hutton

From the collection

Title

66 - Lesmahago Priory, 1785, S.W. View

Date

1785

Artist

Attributed name: George Henry Hutton

Description

A fainter note directly after the title of this drawing reads, 'Since removed'. The artist is not named, although it is likely that it was Hutton himself. This is the only drawing or sketch of Lesmahagow Priory contained in the Hutton Collection. Hutton's note can be dated to after 1803, as this is when the priory was demolished. Lesmahagow Priory was founded around AD 1140 by King David I of Scotland and John, Bishop of Glasgow. The priory was affiliated to Kelso Abbey, and as such was inhabited by monks of the Tironesian Order. Despite being burned by English troops in 1335, the abbey continued to thrive until the Reformation of 1560, when it was largely demolished. The nave and tower were retained and used as a parish church until 1803.

Collective title: Hutton Drawings > [Volume 2] > Lanarkshire

More details about the album and its contents can be found on the collection website.

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Location

Lesmahagow Old Parish Church, Lesmahagow, Scotland

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Credits

Image Credit

Courtesy of National Library of Scotland

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