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Arbroath Abbey and associated buildings, including the Abbot's House

A Scheduled Monument in Arbroath East and Lunan, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5622 / 56°33'43"N

Longitude: -2.5819 / 2°34'54"W

OS Eastings: 364332

OS Northings: 741290

OS Grid: NO643412

Mapcode National: GBR VV.NJBW

Mapcode Global: WH8S8.9BR5

Entry Name: Arbroath Abbey and associated buildings, including the Abbot's House

Scheduled Date: 31 December 1921

Last Amended: 21 February 2018

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90018

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: abbey

Location: Arbroath and St Vigeans

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath East and Lunan

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of Arbroath Abbey and associated buildings.

The monument comprises the remains of the abbey, founded in 1178. Parts of the abbey church and domestic buildings remain, including the S transept, the W front, the gatehouse range and the abbot's house. The latter was built around 1500 and incorporates part of the south range in its basement.

The scheduled area encompasses the remains described and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 250m between its most easterly and westerly points and 136m between its most northerly and most southerly points, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The scheduling excludes the above-ground components of the modern park furniture, modern fences, and the upper 30cm of Abbey Street and of all modern paths and tracks.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it was one of the most ambitious monastic complexes to be founded in Scotland, and because of the high value of its architectural remains and archaeological potential, which together have the power to provide information about a wide range of aspects of medieval society.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Historic Environment Scotland Properties
Arbroath Abbey
https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/arbroath-abbey
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Arbroath Abbey Abbots House
https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/arbroath-abbey
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ARBROATH ABBEY - ABBOT'S HOUSELB21134
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https://canmore.org.uk/site/222124/
https://canmore.org.uk/site/35546/

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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