Saints and Stones: Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel, originally named the Collegiate Chapel of St. Matthew, is a 15th Century church in the village of Roslin.

The chapel was designed by William Sinclair (also spelled "St. Clair") of the St. Clair family, a Scottish noble family descended from Norman knights and, according to legend, linked to the Knights Templar. Construction of the chapel began in 1440, and the chapel was officially founded in 1446.

The Chapel is famous for two of its pillars: the Apprentice Pillar and the Master Pillar, which stand either side of the Journeyman's pillar and have distinctly different carving.

About Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel Website
Wikipedia: Rosslyn Chapel

Journey to Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel is located on the B7066 just outside of Edinburgh in the town of Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (NT2751363056)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the Rosslyn Chapel website. General tourist information may be found on the Official Guide to Edinburgh website.

Additional Photos of Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel
Window in Rosslyn Chapel
The Apprentice's Column, Rosslyn Chapel
Close-Up of the Apprentice's Column, Rosslyn Chapel
Interior of Rosslyn Chapel
Interior of Rosslyn Chapel

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