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INCHAFFRAY ABBEY (Ruins of) A.D. 1200 Inchaffray Abbey
Inchaffray Abbey
Inchaffray Abbey
Abbey of Inchaffray
Abbey of Incheffray
Abbey of Incheffray
Inchaffrey Abbey
Revd. [Reverend] William Stoddart
Mr. James Dunbar
Mr. David Ritchie
Johnstone's Co. [County] Map
New Statistical Account
Old Statistical Account
Fullarton's Gazetteer
096 Nothing remains of this old monastery except the walls of what appears to have been the west wing, and of this the north gable is the only portion entire the rest being but a few feet high. Originally the buildings of the Abbey occupied the space between the ruin and the road, at present covered with wood.
"This religious house was founded in the year 1200 by Gilbert Earl of Strathearn, and his Countess Matilda. It was dedicated to the honour of God, the Virgin Mary, and John the Apostle and Evangelist. The site of the famous abbey is on a small rising ground, which seems, from its situation and name, to have once been an island surrounded by the water of the Pow. In Latin, it is denominated Insula Missarum, which is said to be a literal translation of its common name, Inch-effray, for Inch-peffray, the Island of Masses, or the island where mass is said. It was endowed with many privileges and immunities by David and Alexander, King's of Scotland. The edifices of this abbey, which were once extensive, are now in ruins, and have, on several occasions, supplied abundance of stones for building houses and making roads in the neighbourhood. The few remains of this ancient abbey, with six or seven acres of land in the immediate vicinity, belong to the Earl of Kinnoul, who, in consequence of this comparatively small possession, is patron of about twelve parishes that formerly were attached to the abbey. Mauritius, abbot of this place, was present
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Parish of Maderty

[Note to Inch-effray in Descriptive Remarks:]
Innis-aifrionn - Island of masses

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