Turriff, 'Celtic Monastery'

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Site Type MONASTERY (POSSIBLE)
Canmore ID 19164
Site Number NJ74NW 27
NGR NJ 7222 4983
Council ABERDEENSHIRE
Parish TURRIFF
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District BANFF AND BUCHAN
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NJ74NW 27 7222 4983

(NJ 7222 4983) That there was a Celtic monastery at Turriff has been taken as implied by the mention of Cormac, Abbot of Turbruaid, in one of the notitiae in the Book of Deer (Stuart 1869), c. 1135. The notitiae, however, are suspect and nothing else in known of a monastery there (Easson 1957).
The site is supposed to have been the same as that of the old church of St Congan, who is claimed as the founder.
J Stuart 1868; J Stuart 1869; J Milne 1890; D E Easson 1957.

 
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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): 192-3 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): 192-3 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.EAS

Milne, J (1890a) 'The early history of Turriff', Trans Banffshire Fld Club
Page(s): 12-13

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