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Parish of St Andrews

"The University of St Andrews is the oldest in Scotland having been founded in 1411 by Henry Wardlaw bishop of the diocese who obtained the sanction of papal confirmation from Benedict Xlll in 1413. The Success of the original institution led to the foundation of St Salvators College about 1455 by James Kennedy Bishop of St Andrews etc, etc In 1747 on a petition from the master of St Salvator's and St Leonard's these two colleges were united into one society under the designation of the United Colleges" etc etc Fullarton's Gazetteer of Scotland vol. [volume] 1 p. [page] 38
"on the right as we enter stands the chapel a handsome edifice with a Gothic front. In the chapel is an elegant tomb erected by bishop Kennedy the founder for himself. It is a piece of exquisite workmanship and though much injured by time and accidents is still sufficiently entire to show the fine taste of the design. It stands on the north side of the church opposite to where the altar formerly stood and where the pulpit now stands. An epitaph is easily discernible upon it consisting of two lines but so much defaced as to be altogether illegible. The top was ornamented by a representation of our Saviour with angels around and the instruments of the passion. The bishop died in 1466 and was embalmed with spices and buried in this tomb. Within it and according to tradition about the year 1683 were discovered Six magnificent maces which had been concealed there in troublesome times. Three of these are kept in this college and shewn as curiosities to strangers and one was presented to each of the other Scottish Universities, Aberdeen Glasgow and Edinburgh" etc Ibid

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It is unclear if this page is intended as a continuation of the Description of "Tower" on page 17 or St Salvators Chapel on page 19, or simply as general remarks about the University.

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