Greyfriars Convent of Mercy, Elgin
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Beautiful and careful restoration, 1891-1908, by architect John Kinross for the 3rd Marquess of Bute, of a 15th-century Franciscan friary. Magnificently carved oak screen divides the choir from the nave and a splendid barrel-vaulted ceiling stretches unbroken to the stained glass window above the altar. Fine cloister with original medieval well, still fed by an active spring. The SIsters of Mercy moved out in 2010. The Diocese of Aberdeen is now responsible for the convent, but a decision is yet to be made on its future use.
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