This photo was taken a few days ago, after an early finish from work. Innerpeffray Libray is about 4 miles from our house. It’s nestled in the countryside and sits beside an old Roman Road. It is the oldest library in Scotland, dating back to 1680. It no longer ‘lends’ books but it is open to the public. On speaking to the ‘librarian’, the oldest book they have is over 500 years old. The book, A Mirror To The Final Retributiuon, was published in Paris in 1502 and is in Latin.
The Library is a beautiful little building, and sits next to Innerpeffray Chapel. The chapel dates back to 1365, but the building you see on the right of the photo was built in 1507, although the original alter still stands in the ‘newer’ building.
Both are delightful buildings and the Library itself has a reading room, where you can sit and be surrounded by their “latest editions”…..books that are only a hundred or so years old! I’m booking a long afternoon off very soon.
As ever, thanks to Leah J. Utas for creating Photo-Finish Friday. Please take a bit of time to check out her blog.
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