Melrose Abbey

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Related to Abbey of Melrose: Dryburgh Abbey

Melrose Abbey

(ˈmɛlrəʊz)
n
(Named Buildings) a ruined Cistercian abbey in Melrose in Scottish Borders: founded in 1136 and sacked by the English in 1385 and 1547: repaired in 1822 by Sir Walter Scott
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In 1527, two inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Haddington lent 1800 merks to the Abbey of Melrose, to be repaid by the Abbey to their bankers, in what is understood to be the first recorded reference to bankers in Scotland.