diocese of Whithorn

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Established in 731 as one of the four northern bishoprics under York, its centre in extreme south‐west Scotland was on the site of a Celtic monastery founded by Ninian (c.440). It failed to survive the Danish invasions of the 9th cent. and was not revived.

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