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Dunfermline, stretch of abbey precinct wall on Canmore Street

A Scheduled Monument in Dunfermline Central, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0704 / 56°4'13"N

Longitude: -3.4604 / 3°27'37"W

OS Eastings: 309183

OS Northings: 687355

OS Grid: NT091873

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PGKC

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.TPC7

Entry Name: Dunfermline, stretch of abbey precinct wall on Canmore Street

Scheduled Date: 23 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9276

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: precinct walls

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife


The monument consists of a stretch of substantial rubble-built masonry walling on Canmore Street in Dunfermline, to the north-east of the Benedictine abbey church, and thought to be a part of the north wall of the abbey precinct. The area to be scheduled is that occupied by the wall and its immediate environs, extending to about 15m long and 1m across, and marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a part of the precinct of one of Scotland's most significant medieval religious houses.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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