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Crossraguel Abbey Souvenir Guide

Front cover of Crossraguel Abbey Souvenir Guide

Crossraguel Abbey was founded in 1250, as a sister to Paisley Abbey. Construction was funded by a generous donation to the church by the Earl of Carrick.

The abbey has had an eventful history. Edward I's men attacked it in 1307, but it remained a fully functional abbey until the Scottish Reformation in 1560. Even then, the monks were permitted to remain until the last of them passed away in 1601.

This informative guide paints a colourful picture of the Abbey's history.

  • Audiences:

    Members, Visitors
  • Date Published:

    18 October 2018
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Official Souvenir Guide
  • Author(s):

    Adrian Cox

    Adrian is Senior Cultural Resources Advisor at Historic Environment Scotland
  • Format(s):

    32 pages, 147mm x 210mm
  • Language: