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Friday, 28 December 2007

Pittenweem Priory East Neuk of Fife Scotland

Pittenweem Priory is the name of an Augustinian Priory which was situated at the village of Pittenweem, East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. It was originally a Benedictine Abbey founded from Reading Abbey and based on the Isle of May. It had been relocated to Pittenweem by 1318, and placed under the control of the Augustinian St Andrews Cathedral Priory. The east gatehouse of Pittenweem Priory has survived but much of its stone was incorporated into the building of Pittenweem Kirk in 1589 which is situated on the same site. The rest of the priory was eventually incorporated into the fabric of Pittenweem as it developed, and the site of the refectory was used in 1821 for the town hall, since converted to a house. Tour Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland, Rent a Cottage in Scotland.

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