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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

The Medieval Church

Carved stone head, Tongland Abbey

Period:
Medieval
Description:

Tongland Abbey was a Praemonstratensian monastery establisehd in the early 13th century by Alan, Lord of Galloway.  There is very little evidence on the site today which is occupied by the former Tongland Parish Church and its churchyard.

 

Carved sandstone head, probably from an architectural feature on the external walls of one of the Tongland Abbey buildings.

Materials/Media:
stone
Dimensions:
width 120mm, height 150mm, depth 100mm
Source:
The Stewartry Museum
Accession number:
STEWM:3516
Digital Number:
SWST001n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council