Elgin, Dominican Friary

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Alternative Names Blackfriars' Monastery
Site Type FRIARY
Canmore ID 16673
Site Number NJ26SW 6
NGR NJ 2117 6295
Council MORAY
Parish ELGIN
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District MORAY
Former County MORAYSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NJ26SW 6 2117 6295.

(NJ 2117 6295) Supposed Site of Blackfriar's Monastery (NR)
OS 6" map, Morayshire, 2nd ed., (1906).

The Blackfriars' Monastery at Elgin was founded AD 1233 or 34 by Alexander II, and terminated before AD 1570. It was dedicated to St. James.
D E Easson 1957.

Traces of the foundations of the Blackfriars' Monastery, remain in a field to the north of the castle of Elgin.
R Pococke 1887

No trace remains, nor is the site definitely known.
H B Mackintosh 1924.

No remains of the monastery, nor any further information relating to it, was encountered during investigation.
Visited by OS (R D L) 11 December 1962.

 
External Links

Scottish Church Heritage Research (SCHR)

Moray Historic Environment Record


 
Books and References

Cowan and Easson, I B and D E (1976) 'Medieval religious houses, Scotland: with an appendix on the houses in the Isle of Man', London
Page(s): 118 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.COW

Cowan and Easson, I B and D E (1976) Medieval religious houses in Scotland: with an appendix on the houses in the Isle of Man, London
Page(s): 99 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.EAS.R

Easson, D E (1957a) Medieval religious houses in Scotland: with an appendix on the houses in the Isle of Man, London
Page(s): 99 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.EAS

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