Ex­te­rior

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“Ross­lyn Chapel was founded in 1446,” says Ian, “and it is doc­u­mented that the founder, Sir Wil­liam St Clair, brought ma­sons and crafts­men from ‘other re­gions and for­eign king­doms’ to cre­ate his elab­o­rate build­ing. This ex­te­rior view, one of my favourites, is the first glimpse of the build­ing for most vis­i­tors and shows so much de­tail – in­clud­ing the carved stone pin­na­cles and fly­ing but­tresses – as well as the mix of colours in the sand­stone. To help its con­ser­va­tion, the chapel was cov­ered with scaf­fold­ing for 17 years but now that has gone so you can see ev­ery de­tail.”

Ross­lyn Chapel’s north side

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