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BLACK FRIARS' CHAPEL (Remains of) Black Friars Chapel (Remains of)
Black Friars Chapel (Remains of)
Rev Mr Lyon St Andrews
Mr Smeaton Teacher Madras Colleg
012 A small though interesting looking ruin on the south side of South Street in front of the Madras College It was founded in the Thirteenth Century by Bishop Wishart, and is said to have a Friary or Monastery in connection with it It is said to have been of considerable extent, as the Madras College and buildings connected therewith are erected on its site It was destroyed in the early progress of the Reformation, by the mob who pulled down the Cathedral, being thereto instigated by the Preaching of John Knox
The other convent which was situated on the south side of the South Street belonged to the Black or Predicant Friars denominated also Dominicans. It was founded by Bishop Wishart in 1274 It was demolished at the Reformation with the exception of the chapel the dimensions of which are very limited but the architecture is in a rich Gothic Style. A part of the arched stone roof has given way. But Dr Bell in his trust deed relative to the Madras College within whose grounds it is now situated has made provision for its being kept in a proper state of repair. Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Fifeshire 1845
"Bishop Wishart founded and endowed the monastery of the Dominican Friars situated in South Street St Andrews the north transept of whose chapel is still standing in front of the Madras School. The architecture is in the pointed style which had recently been introduced into and is much admired for its elegance. The Dominicans were a mendicant order and were sometimes [continued]

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Parish of St Andrews Sheet 1 Trace 10

S. [South] Side of South Street [Situation]

[Signed] John Early CA [Clerical Assistant or Civilian Assistant]

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