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Pamphlet - Rosslyn Chapel

From the Collection of Ballarat Heritage Services PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria

Description
folding pamphlet with colour illustrations, plan and history of Rosslyn.
Object Registration
0000
Keywords
chapel, rosslyn, scotland, freemasons, knight templars, st clair, gargoyles, mason's marks, mason, stonemason
Historical information
Rosslyn Chapel is part of a larger complex. "In 1446 William St Clair founded the Chapel to spread intellectual and spiritual knowledge" ... Oliver Cromwell's troops sacked the Chapel in 1650. "Excavations in the 1800s uncovered foundations stretching a further 30 metres beyond the west end of the Chapel". Conservation work was undertaken in the 1950s. The Chapel was made famous as a source of the Da Vinci Code in the popular Dan Brown novel of the same name.
When Made
nd
Made By
Rosslyn Chapel (Maker)
Significance
Historically significant building with many connections to stonemasonry. The apprentice column is a magnificently carved post inside the Chapel.
Last updated
18 Oct 2019 at 11:20AM