Pittenweem Priory

Pittenweem Priory is the name of an Augustinian Priory located at the village of Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland. It was originally a Benedictine Abbey founded from Reading Abbey and based on the Isle of May. It had been relocated to Pittenweem by 1318, and placed under the control of the Augustinian St Andrews Cathedral Priory.

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* [http://images.scran.ac.uk/RB/images/thumb/0893/08932762.jpgPriory House]
* [http://www.electricscotland.com/history/images/fife45p.jpgPriory Seal]

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