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A Corpus of Scottish Medieval Parish Churches



Fawcett R, Luxford J, Oram R & Turpie T (2008) A Corpus of Scottish Medieval Parish Churches. 2008.

There has been a widespread view that the loss of medieval ecclesiastical architecture since the Reformation has been so great that insufficient now survives for a detailed understanding of the pre-Reformation Scottish parish church. It is certainly true that relatively few parish churches still in use appear to be of predominantly medieval date. Nevertheless, it is becoming increasingly clear that a majority of parish churches survived the Reformation, although many were subsequently rebuilt or abandoned. The purpose of this project is to determine if more historic fabric at Scotland’s parish churches of medieval foundation – whether still in use or abandoned – has survived than might appear on first sight.

Publication date31/12/2008
PublisherSchool of Art History, University of St Andrews
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Place of publicationSt Andrews

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Professor Richard Oram

Professor Richard Oram

Professor, History

Dr Tom Turpie

Dr Tom Turpie

Lecturer, History