Holyrood Chapel


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

Holyrood Chapel  -  behind Holyrood Palace   -  at the foot of the Royal Mile

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Holyrood Chapel

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith


Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by W Tombleson



Holyrood Chapel

Holyrood Chapel or Abbey is situated beside Holyrood Palace.  It was originally built in the English or pointed style of architecture, but has long been a ruin.  It suffered damage in a storm of 1795.

This became a popular subject for early photographs in the 19th century.



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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