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Nunraw, Abbey of


To date the only Cistercian monastery built in Scotland since the Reformation. It was founded in 1946 as a daughterhouse of roscrea (Ireland) at Haddington, East Lothian, near Edinburgh, and made an abbey in 1948. The site originally belonged to a Cistercian convent (founded 115258), which passed into private hands on the death of the last prioress (1563).

Bibliography: m. sherry, Nunraw (Edinburgh 1963). Royal Commission of Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: County of East Lothian (Edinburgh 1924) xxix, xliv, xlvi, 45. w. f. gray and j. h. jamieson, A Short History of Haddington (Edinburgh 1944) 9, 22, 2930, 41, 83, 121, 146. Transactions of the East Lothian Antiquarian Society, 5 (1952) 224; 6 (1953) 15. The Catholic Directory for the Clergy and Laity of Scotland, 1964 (Glasgow 1964) 75.

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