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TITLE
Tombs in Oransay Monastery
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351A_2_P271
PLACENAME
Oronsay
DISTRICT
Jura and Colonsay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31139
KEYWORDS
priories
monasteries
tombs
Augustinians
abbesses
religioned
Tombs in Oransay Monastery

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows tombs in Oransay Monastery. Built by the the Augustinians in the early fourteenth century, it became a significant religious centre for Argyll and the Islands. It was founded by John I, Lord of the Isles, between 1325 and 1353 and measures fifty-nine feet by eighteen.

The tombs are those of ancient islanders, two of which represent warriors, measuring seven feet long. The remaining tombs are those of lesser heroes, priests and females. Beside them is a stone figure in full size believed to be that of an abbess. An abbess is the title given to a superior of a convent

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Tombs in Oransay Monastery

ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay

1760s

priories; monasteries; tombs; Augustinians; abbesses; religioned

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows tombs in Oransay Monastery. Built by the the Augustinians in the early fourteenth century, it became a significant religious centre for Argyll and the Islands. It was founded by John I, Lord of the Isles, between 1325 and 1353 and measures fifty-nine feet by eighteen.<br /> <br /> The tombs are those of ancient islanders, two of which represent warriors, measuring seven feet long. The remaining tombs are those of lesser heroes, priests and females. Beside them is a stone figure in full size believed to be that of an abbess. An abbess is the title given to a superior of a convent