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ABBEY OF ST MARY OF DEER (Remains of) Abbey of St. Mary of Deer. (Remains of) "Pratts Buchan" 012 [Continued from page 76]
of the transepts with the nave were of greater diameter. In all probability they had supported a central tower, and perhaps a spire. From the few mouldings and top arches of windows which, till lately, were to be found amid the heap of ruins, it is evident that the church was built in the style peculiar to the age, namely, the first pointed or early English. The arches were lancet shaped, and the mouldings deeply cut in red sandstone, which is said to have been brought from a quarry at Byth, a distance of twelve miles.
The church formed the north-west portion of the abbey buildings. The monastery, and other houses round it for the accommodation of the monks and secular servants, were very plain, - most of the doors and windows having circular arches, and without any ornament. The church stood east and west, and from the fragments which till lately remained, we are able to form a tolerably accurate idea of its (over)
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Aberdeenshire -- Parish of Old Deer

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