The History of Leith

August 20, 2007

Torphichen Preceptory

Torphichen Preceptory, is a church in the village of Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland. It comprises the remains of the Preceptory (headquarters) of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in Scotland.

The Knights Hospitaller, established during the Crusades, were invited to Scotland in 1132 by David I. The Preceptory was built in the 1140s around an existing church, possibly of early Christian origin. for more click here

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