A Brief Introduction
Located in the Scottish countryside only seven miles from the city centre of Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel is a uniquely beautiful Gothic church. Built in the mid-15th century, the Chapel was constructed almost entirely of stone with no structural timber. The unique carvings of the Chapel have been the subject of much speculation and conjecture due to interspersed Christian symbolism and many other references. Rosslyn Chapel is thought to be only part of what was intended to be a much larger church, and it exhibits immense historic, architectural and cultural value. The extent of carved stonework both internally and externally makes this little chapel truly unique.
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In March 2009, digital documentation partners from the Technical Conservation Group at Historic Scotland and the Digital Design Studio at Glasgow School of Art carried out complete laser scanning of Rosslyn’s interiors and exteriors. The scanning was conducted in advance of major conservation works. The history and legacy of this unique chapel can now be shared with an international audience through CyArk’s website and digital archive.
For more information about Rosslyn Chapel, visit the Rosslyn Chapel website.