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Francis Grose

Collegiate Church at Maybole

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Captain Francis Grose was one of the first systematic recorders of architectural and archaeological remains in Britain. His six volume Antiquities of England and Wales published between 1773 and 1787, was followed by Antiquities of Scotland in two volumes published in 1789 and 1791. Robert Burns met him while he was undertaking the latter, and became a friend – writing three pieces about him including On Captain Grose’s Peregrinations through Scotland.

This is a plate from Antiquities of Scotland showing Maybole Collegiate Church.

 

"This collegiate church was founded in the year 1441, by Sir Gilbert Kennedy, of Dinnure (Dunure), anceftor to the Earl of Caffils (Cassilis), for a provoft (provost) or rector, and several prebendaries; it was consecrated in honour of the blessed Virgin Mary."

Materials/Media:
paper
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAPR014n
Creation Date:
1789
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council