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diocese of Dunkeld


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The first monastery at Dunkeld (‘fort of the Celts’) may have been founded by St Columba. Kenneth I MacAlpin made it his capital jointly with Scone. The see was revived by Alexander I (1107–24), ruling jointly with his brother David I (1107–53), who may have founded the cathedral (1127) on the site of the monastery. A new one was built between 1312 and 1464 in Norman and Gothic styles. The Anglican see was merged with St Andrews (1842).

Subjects: British History.


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