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St Mungo's Chapel

The ruins of St Mungo’s Chapel in Culross is a place for the real history enthusiast. There is very little to see and, although on a main road, the place is easily missed. The chapel was built in 1503, by tradition on the birth site of the legendary St Kentigern, or Mungo, founder of Glasgow. It is therefore highly likely that the chapel was built on the foundations of an earlier church. It is a simple, roofless, rectangle on an east-west orientation, with a partially stone-slabbed floor and a reconstructed stone altar. The eagle-eyed will spot the remains of a doorway, and stone rood screen. It was excavated in 1926, when the remains of additional altars were found.

It can be found on the north side of the road about half a mile east of Culross. Post code is approximate.

Location/Address: Low Causeway
County: Fife
Post Code: KY12 8AH
Main Historic Period: Tudor
Link to featured article: The time capsule of Culross
Tip/Nearby: Culross
Primary Management: Unknown
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