Fyvie, Priory And Priory Cross

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Alternative Names Fivue Priory; Fyvie Priory Cross
Site Type CROSS, PRIORY
Canmore ID 19069
Site Number NJ73NE 4
NGR NJ 76486 37765
Council ABERDEENSHIRE
Parish FYVIE
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District BANFF AND BUCHAN
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NJ73NE 4 76486 37765


(NJ 7648 3776) Site of Priory (NR)
Cross (NAT)
OS 6" map, (1959)

A priory of Arbroath (Monks of the Order of Tiron), was founded at Fyvie by Reginald le Chen in 1285, and was dissolved c.1508.
The OS entry is taken from the NSA (1845) which states that the outline, and possibly the chapel of this priory, were still visible in 1840 on a gentle eminence about 150yds north-east of the Bridge of Lewes. The OS 6" map, 1901 shows a rectangular feature which evidently represents these remains.
NSA 1845; Name Book 1871; D E Easson 1957.

All that survives of the 'rectangular feature' is a rough stony platform about 15.0m E-W by about 8.0m transversely. There are no traces of building foundation and much of the platform is by a modern mound of stones in the centre of which stands a 19th century cross.
Visited by OS (ISS) 6 February 1973.

 
External Links

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Books and References

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): 58 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): 58 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.EAS

NSA (1834-1845) The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, 15v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol. 12, (Aberdeen), 326 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

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