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St Munn’s Church, a rich historical and ecclesiastic site in Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland.

Key facts and information:

St Munn’s Church in Argyll, Scotland traces back to a Christian community founded by Fintan Munnu from Ireland around AD 600. Munnu died in AD 635 and was later canonised.The site continued as an important sacred place with patronage from the local Campbell clan.The current building is used for Presbyterian worship.

Sr Andrews Cathedral was begun around AD 1160 and grew to become the pre-eminent church in Scotland.It was originally home to a community of Augustinian canons who had outgrown the facilities at St Rule’s Church. The site extends to 30 acres contained within a substantial medieval wall which remains largely intact today. The completed cathedral was consecrated in 1318. The site fell into decline after the Reformation in 1560.

Willowford Bridge Abutment is part of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Here the masonry was left abandoned by the relentless drift west of the River Irthing forcing the Romans to rebuild in tandem with migration of the river.