MARCH  2008

ELGIN CATHEDRAL  -  LANTERN OF THE NORTH

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ELGIN CATHEDRAL  -  LANTERN OF THE NORTH

Built around early 13th Century

Possibly named thus since it seemed to be forever on fire. Must have looked very impressive in its heyday

Notable dates in it's chequered history are -

  1224  - Bishops domain transferred from Spynie to Elgin

1270 - Major rebuild and expansion following a fire

1390 - Cathedral attacked and burnt by 'Wolf of Badenoch'

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CHAPTER HOUSE

PRESBYTERY

WEST DOOR

TWIN TOWERS

BISHOPS HOUSE

DETAILS OF BISHOPS HOUSE

BURIAL CHARGES 1870

CHAPELS

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