in Your Country’s Best 21-0702911
in Artists Universe 21-07-2011
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 30mm, ISO: 200, Aperture: f10, Shutter: 1/160
The Commendator’s House is a15th century building on the north side of Melrose Abbey at Melrose in Scotland. This building is thought to have replaced a medieval structure and was still in use at the time of the Scottish Reformation. The Commendator was an elected Abbot of the monastry. The house we see today was built in the late 14th – early 15th century. It houses a museum displaying artefacts found within the abbey complex. Viewed from the north side of Cloisters Road. Melrose Abbey is a Gothic-style abbey, founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland. It was headed by the Abbot or Commendator of Melrose. Today the abbey is maintained by Historic Scotland. The ruins of Melrose are widely considered among the most beautiful of religious houses in the United Kingdom, being especially notable for a wealth of well-preserved figure-sculpture, and its architecture is considered to be some of the finest in Scotland.