Urquhart Priory

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Urquhart Priory was a Benedictine monastic community in Moray. It was founded by King David I of Scotland in 1136 as a cell of Dunfermline Abbey in the aftermath of the defeat of King Óengus of Moray. It remained a dependency of Dunfermline, and by 1454 had only 2 monks. The pope, Nicholas V, ordered it be merged with Pluscarden Priory.


  • Cowan, Ian B. & Easson, David E., Medieval Religious Houses: Scotland With an Appendix on the Houses in the Isle of Man, Second Edition, (London, 1976), p. 61
  • Watt, D.E.R. & Shead, N.F. (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses in Scotland from the 12th to the 16th Centuries, The Scottish Records Society, New Series, Volume 24, (Edinburgh, 2001), pp. 213–16

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Coordinates: 57°38′58″N 3°11′35″W / 57.64944°N 3.19306°W / 57.64944; -3.19306