Fearn Abbey

Fearn Abbey

Included in Collections: Clan Ross Timeline

Object Description

The original Fearn Abbey was established during the reign of Alexander II by Premonstratensians from Whithorn Priory, a monastery of white canons, who provided the first abbot. The Abbey was originally settled by Fearchar, 1st Earl of Ross, in the 1220s but was moved to the southeast during the time of the second abbot, Malcolm of Nigg. The Abbey which is still in use today was within the heartland of the earls of Ross and the later Clan Ross Chiefs, many of whom are buried here.

Cat No. Not specified.
Collections Clan Ross Timeline
Date added July 7th, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum

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