Thursday Doors – St Andrews Cathedral

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Last week I posted about the town of St Andrews in Scotland. You can read that post here:

This week, I am going to share my pictures of the ruined St Andrews Cathedral.

According to Wikipedia, “[St Andrews Cathedral was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland as the seat of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and the Bishops and Archbishops of St Andrews. It fell into disuse and ruin after Catholic mass was outlawed during the 16th-century Scottish Reformation. It is currently a monument in the custody of Historic Environment Scotland. The ruins indicate that the building was approximately 119 m (390 ft) long, and is the largest church to have been built in Scotland.”

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51 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – St Andrews Cathedral

  1. Seeing these amazing structures makes me want to write about them. My next trilogy is still pre-buildings (though I think my people will have homes) so maybe the one after that has to move into this more structured era.

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    1. Hi Mae, to date the boys have enjoyed travelling with us and touring sites of historical interest. Gregory is great to travel with as he knows so much about history and always reads up about sites in advance. He is a fountain of information.

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  2. This is a fantastic post, Robbie. It’s sad to realize that it fell into ruin over a religious dispute, but even in this state, it’s remarkable to see something from the twelfth century.

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    1. Hi Miriam, we visited Yorkshire and Scotland last time we travelled internationally and planned to visit Glastonbury, Devon and Cornwall and London last year. I am hoping for next year … Terence and I should be vaccinated within the next two weeks.


  3. Fascinating how one culture can dominate and destroy another. And yet the building remains. And is now a protected site. I was actually looking in the ‘Mansions’ section of a paper a relative gets and I think it was a couple in Scotland who took the remains of a stone barn and incorporated into their home. When you’ve got a few millions to put into that kind of venture I guess anything is possible.

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