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Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey

Photo credit: Steve Collis, CC BY 2.0, (source: Wikimedia Commons)

Jedburgh had been an important religious site for 300 years when the Augustinians arrived in 1138. No buildings survive from this earlier period, but many artefacts and archaeological finds give an insight into life before the abbey. The visitor centre displays some exceptional carved stone fragments such as crosses and a sarcophagus. These date from the 700s to 1000s and are similar in style to Northumbrian work from the time. Another highlight is the ‘Jedburgh comb’, an intricately carved ivory comb dating to around 1100.

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Jedburgh Abbey

4/5 Abbey Bridgend, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders TD8 6JQ Scotland

01835 863 925

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  • 28 October 2021

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