Aberdeen, Trinitarian Monastery

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Alternative Names Trinity Friars' Monastery
Site Type MONASTERY
Canmore ID 20163
Site Number NJ90NW 41
NGR NJ 9427 0607
Council ABERDEEN, CITY OF
Parish ABERDEEN
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District CITY OF ABERDEEN
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NJ90NW 41 9427 0607

(NJ 9427 0607) Trinity Friars' Monastery (NR) (Site of)
OS 25" map, (1955).

The site of a house of Trinitarian friars, the alleged foundation date of which varies from 1181 to 1214, but which was certainly in existence by 1274. William the Lion is said to have bestowed his palace (NJ90NW 72) on the friars in 1211. Trinity Church is probably on the site of the monastic church to the west of which was a large walled garden. The monastery was sacked by Reformers in 1560 but the buildings were saved, the church continuing in use until its demolition in 1794. The rest of the property was acquired in 1633 by the Incorporated Trades who built Trinity Hall on the site. Nothing now remains of the monastic buildings and the area is built upon.
Name Book 1866; J Milne 1911; D E Easson 1957; HBD List nd.

(Name cited as Trinity Friars' Monastery).
NMRS, MS/712/83.

The site of this monastery lies in a redeveloped part of the city.
Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, ATW), 26 February 1997.

 
External Links

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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): 108, 195 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): 90 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): 90 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.EAS

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