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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

The Medieval Church

Floor tile, Glenluce Abbey

Period:
Medieval
Description:

Fragment from a glazed floor tile from Glenluce Abbey. The impressed decoration shows four horsemen. The tile probably dates from the 13th century.

 

Glenluce Abbey was founded in 1192 by Roland, Earl of Galloway. Glenluce was a Cistercian Abbey and was visited by a number of  Scottish monarchs travelling to St Ninian's Shrine at Whithorn.

 

 

Place of Discovery:
Glenluce Abbey
Materials/Media:
Fired clay
Dimensions:
93mm x 95mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1964.31
Digital Number:
SMAH 067
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council