St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh

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St Margaret's Chapel, in Edinburgh Castle, is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, Scotland.wikipedia
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Edinburgh Castle

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St Margaret's Chapel, in Edinburgh Castle, is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The most notable exceptions are St Margaret's Chapel from the early 12th century, which is regarded as the oldest building in Edinburgh, the Royal Palace and the early-16th-century Great Hall, although the interiors have been much altered from the mid-Victorian period onwards.

Saint Margaret of Scotland

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Saint Margaret of Scotland (c. 1045 – 16 November 1093) was an English princess of the House of Wessex, the sister of Edgar Ætheling.
One of the oldest is St Margaret's Chapel in Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, which her son King David I founded.

Douglas Strachan

The five stained-glass windows were made by Douglas Strachan in 1922, and illustrate St Margaret, St Andrew, St Columba, St Ninian and William Wallace.
St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle (1922)

Timeline of Edinburgh history

c.1110: Probable date of St Margaret's Chapel erected inside Edinburgh Castle, now recognised as Edinburgh's oldest building

Church architecture in Scotland

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The oldest Romanesque church in Scotland is probably the small chapel built for Máel Coluim's wife Margaret on Castle Rock, Edinburgh, with a vaulted semi-circular apse.

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The Norman penetration of the Scottish nobility resulted in Scoto-Norman and Romanesque architecture too, examples being Dunfermline Abbey, St. Margaret's Chapel and St. Magnus Cathedral.

History of Edinburgh

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St. Margaret's Chapel within Edinburgh Castle has been traditionally regarded as Edinburgh's oldest extant building, though most scholars now believe that in its surviving form it was more likely built by Margaret's youngest son David I in his mother's memory.

Norman architecture

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Her sixth and youngest son, who became King David, built St. Margaret's Chapel at the start of the 12th century.

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List of oldest church buildings

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St. Margaret's Chapel, built in the 11th century, possibly the oldest church building in Scotland

Mary of Guise

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Her body was wrapped in lead and rested in a coffin on a bier in St Margaret's Chapel in Edinburgh Castle for several months.

List of Category A listed buildings in Edinburgh

Buildings protected range from tiny St Margaret's Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh, to the Forth Road Bridge, Scotland's longest suspension bridge, opened in 1964.

Edinburgh

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St Margaret's Chapel, in Edinburgh Castle, is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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St Margaret's Chapel, in Edinburgh Castle, is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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An example of Romanesque architecture, it is a category A listed building.

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An example of Romanesque architecture, it is a category A listed building.

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Saint Margaret of Scotland (c. 1045 – 16 November 1093) was an English princess of the House of Wessex, the sister of Edgar Ætheling.

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Saint Margaret of Scotland (c. 1045 – 16 November 1093) was an English princess of the House of Wessex, the sister of Edgar Ætheling.

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Saint Margaret of Scotland (c. 1045 – 16 November 1093) was an English princess of the House of Wessex, the sister of Edgar Ætheling.

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Margaret and her family fled to Scotland following the Norman conquest of England of 1066.

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Margaret and her family fled to Scotland following the Norman conquest of England of 1066.