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South Street St Andrews

South Street is where you will find St Mary's Quad

and the Gregory meridian. The oldest part of the University

and the town gate (west port). Madras College Blackfriars Chapel ruins, the Town Hall and many other historic sites.

Il porto occidentale

South Street  St Andrews  Scozia

Il West Port fu costruito intorno al 1580 ed è l'unico cancello nella sua posizione originale rimasto in Scozia. Non sembra far parte di una cinta muraria che sarebbe stata chiusa in caso di invasione da parte degli inglesi, la porta fu ampiamente ristrutturata nel 1843.  Sopra il centro dell'arco c'è lo stemma di St Andrews 

St Andrews West Port Looking into the Old Town
St Andrews West Port Looking out of the Old Town

Gavin Douglas 1474 - 1522

Gavin Douglas è nato nel castello di Tantallon East Lothian.

Era il terzo figlio di Archibald "Bell the Cat" Douglas, quinto conte di Angus. e aveva una casa vicino a questo posto. Studente della St Andrews University, fu un poeta noto per la sua "Palice d'Onore"  e per il suo "Eneados" una traduzione in scozzese dell'"Eneide" di Virgilio. Fu Decano di St Giles Edinburgh nel 1501 Vescovo di Dunkeld nel 1515. Morì nel 1522 a Londra della Peste. Il suo stemma una volta era sopra la targa, vedi sotto come appariva.

Gavin Douglas Plaque St Andrews, Famous People

Madras College 

South Street St Andrews

Madras College first opened in 1833 and takes its name from founder the Rev. Dr Andrew Bell and the educational system he devised. 

see his plaque beside Blackfriars Chapel.

Madras College St Andrews

Cappella dei Frati Neri

Blackfriars Chapel St Andrews
Blackfriars Chapel St Andrews

La Cappella dei Frati Neri fu costruita nel 1525 e danneggiata da un incendio nel 1547 e distrutta nel 1559 da un protestante durante la Riforma. La struttura su South Street è tutto ciò che rimane.

Charles Lapworth Plaque

South Street St Andrews

Charles Lapworth was a teacher at Madras College 1875 – 1881.

A self-taught Geologist was the founder of a new geological time (The Ordovician Period)

He became a Professor of Geology in 1881 at Birmingham University.

Plaque Reads:

CHARLES LAPWORTH, LLD, FRS, 1842-1920

Between 1875 and 1881 Lapworth was a teacher of English at Madras College. In his spare time he studied the Rocks of extinct creatures called Graptolites to help unravel the complexities of these ancient rocks. As a result of his careful studies, he proposed anew division of geological time, The Ordovician Period that is now recognised and used internationally. He also correctly interpreted the Moine Thrust Fault Zone in the North West Highlands of Scotland as amass of older rocks pushed over younger ones, an idea which at the time conflicted with orthodoxy. He left St Andrews in 1881 to become Professor of Geology at the University of Birmingham.

Charles Lapworth Plaque

Dr Andrew Bell Plaque

South Street St Andrews

Dr Bell was born in South Street St Andrews in 1753

he died in 1832. Son of Bailie Bell, Andrew was Founder of the Madras College in 1833 he pioneered

the Madras System of Education. 

Teaching system which went worldwide,

where older children taught younger children.

Plaque reads:

The Reverend Dr Andrew Bell 1753 – 1832

An educational reformer and philanthropist. He was born in

St Andrews. It was while serving in Madras in India that he developed a form of schooling where

the older pupils taught the younger.

When he returned he introduced his “Madras” or monitorial system as an economical form of mass education. The idea spread, Madras Schools appearing in Canada and Australia. Among the other local benefactions was the Bell fund for the benefit of St Andrews. He ended his career as Prebendary of Westminster Abbey. Where he is buried.

Dr Andrew Bell Plaque

La casa del dottor John Adamson

Dr John Adamson's House St Andrews
Dr Adamson's Birthplace St Andrews

Il dottor John Adamson 1809 - 1870 visse qui 1845 - 1865

Era un medico e fotografo pioniere.

Nel 1841 realizza anche il primo ritratto calotipico.

Ha anche insegnato a suo fratello Robert e Thomas Rodger la tecnica e l'arte della fotografia. 

Holy Trinity Church

South Street St Andrews

The Holy Trinity Church originally stood close to St Andrews Cathedral

and was built in 1144.

It has been in its present position in South Street since 1412. 

Originally served by Roman Catholic priests

it changed with the Reformation in 1559

to Protestant and Episcopalian priests.

Since 1689 the ministers have been Presbyterian.

The Tower and two interior arches are the only original parts of the church from 1412 that remain.

1907 the church was demolished and rebuilt to the previous medieval church’s footprint and rededicated on St Andrews Day in 1909.

Holy Trinity Church St Andrews

The Sharp Aisle

The Sharp Aisle, contains the tomb and monument to Archbishop Sharp (1618-1697),

Sharpe was murdered by Covenanters at Magus Muir 1697.

 

The Great East Window

Dated from 1910

 

The Good Physician

Dated from 1890 is the only surviving window prior to the reconstruction of the church in 1909.

 

John Knox Porch

In 1547 Holy Trinity was the scene of the first public sermon

of the famous reformer, John Knox.

 He also preached in Holy Trinity in 1559, instructing residents of St Andrews to purge the city of "monuments of idolatry". Inspired by Knox's the local population rejected Catholicism, tore down statues and altars, and sacked St Andrews Cathedral.

Holy Trinity Church Archbishop Sharp Monument St Andrews
Holy Trinity Aisle and stai glass window
Holy Trinity John Knox Pulpit
St Andrews Town Hall Plaque

Municipio di St Andrews

Queens Gardens

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St Andrews Town Hall St Andrews Scotland
St Andrews Town Hall Polish Mosaic Memorial

Municipio di St Andrews eretto nel 1858 per scopi comunali e pubblici

Sir Hugh Playfair Prevosto.

Memoriale del soldato polacco St Andrews

Robert Burns Club Plaque

South Street St Andrews

St Andrews Burns Club Plaque

Can be found on what was the Royal Hotel where the club was founded

on 25th January 1869.

13 in the Robert Burns World Federation

Robert Burns Club St Andrews
Robert Burns Club Plaque
Blackfriars Chapel Royal Hotel Madras College. map

Statua di Hamish McHamish

Logies Lane

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Hamish the Cat St Andrews

Hamish McHamish era un gatto rosso (15 anni) che viveva a St Andrews in Scozia.

È diventato una star internazionale quando è stato pubblicato un libro intitolato Hamish McHamish di St Andrews: Cool Cat About Town. Hamish è una star dei social media con la sua pagina Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HamishMcHamishOfStAndrews e l'account Twitter @Hamish_McHamish. Un gatto nomade che è stato accudito da molti dei residenti di St Andrews. Un tempo di proprietà di Marianne Baird.

Bailie Bell's House and Foundry

South Street St Andrews

Bailie Bell's House and Foundry Plaque

In 1620 Edward Raban came to

St Andrews and set up a printing press in a building on the corner of North Street and Church Street.

This was later demolished by Bailie Bell in 1740 so he could build his house. This house is where his son was born in 1753 (Andrew).  Andrew was to found Madras College and the "monitorial system" of education.

Bailie Bell's House and Foundry

Royal Coat of Arms Tablet

South Street St Andrews

 Royal Coat of Arms of St Andrews

Giorgio Martina di Claremont

Giorgio Martina di Claremont 1635 -1712

Viveva in South Street Era un impiegato avvocato commissario di St Andrews e autore della prima storia dell'Arcivescovado:- "Reliquiae Divi Andreae"

George Martine of Claremont St Andrews

George Martine FRS 1700 - 1741

George era un medico, chirurgo e geologo, che in seguito visse al 56 di South Street. Fu il primo a fare uno studio accurato del calore e delle scale di temperatura, e fece la Prima stima -400F, della temperatura dello zero assoluto,  Ha realizzato il primo termometro clinico a mercurio utile in vetro. Qui nel 1730 eseguì la prima tracheotomia in Gran Bretagna

James David Forbes House 

South Street St Andrews

James David Forbes was born in Edinburgh 20 April 1809

at 86 George Street.

He was educated at Edinburgh University in 1825.  At 19, became a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and in 1832

he was elected to the

Royal Society of London.

In 1859 he was appointed successor to David Brewster as principal of the United College of St Andrews, which he held until his death in 1868. It could be said he was first to study the heating of the earth.  

James David Forbes House St Andrews
James David Forbes Plaque St Andrews

James Boswell e Samuel Johnson

Questo è il sito del Glass Inn 29 South Street dove Boswell e il dottor Johnson cenarono il 18 agosto 1773.

Abbiamo fatto un viaggio triste in una notte buia a St Andrews dove siamo arrivati tardi. Abbiamo trovato una buona cena al Glass's Inn.

The Glass Inn è sopravvissuto intorno al 1830

Glass's Inn Boswell and Samuels Visit

St Andrews

Attrazioni

 

Cattedrale di St Andrews

le pende

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Castello di St Andrews

I punteggi

St Andrews

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Chiesa della Santissima Trinità

Luoghi di Santa Maria

St Andrews

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Il porto occidentale

South Street

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Statua di Hamish McHamish

Logies Lane

St Andrews

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Cappella dei Frati Neri

Casa Madras

South Street

St Andrews

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Statua del vescovo Wardlaw

Quadrilatero di St Mary

St Andrews

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Chiesa Parrocchiale di Kingsbarns

Strada principale

Kingsbarns

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Municipio di St Andrews

Queens Gardens

St Andrews

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Tom Morris Grave

le pende

St Andrews

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Torre delle Regole di St

St Andrews

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Museo della Campana Minus

Edifici medici di Bute

Scuola di Biologia

Terrazza della Regina

St Andrews

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John Gillespie Sundial St Andrews

di James Gregory

Linea Meridiana

South Street  St Andrews  Scozia James Gregory è stato il primo professore regio di matematica.

Posò un meridiano nel 1748. Lui e altri due furono i fondatori del calcolo.

Ha inventato il telescopio gregoriano Per uno sguardo più approfondito sull'opera di Gregory vai su

https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/

Gregory's Meridian Line Plaque St Andrews
Gregory's Meridian Line St Andrews
Gregory's Meridian Line St Andrews
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