Round about the Round-O 1880. Arbroath's yesteryear in print
 

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THE ABBEY : 'THE ROUND O'
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The Round O - A St. Catherine wheel window, twelve feet in diameter, in the upper part of the gable of the south transept of the Abbey. It was placed over the altar of St. Catherine, which stood in the south transept. This prominent window is so associated with Arbroath in the minds of its townsmen that its name—the Round O—is occasionally used as a name for the town.

The window, which can be seen a long way off at sea, is a welcome landmark to sailors and fishermen. On the road from Beechwood to St. Vigeans, at a point near the road leading to Letham House, the Bell Rock Lighthouse, fourteen miles distant, can be seen through the centre of the Round O.

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The drawings by John Adam, Edinburgh. Reproduced by Amand Durand, Paris 1880. Commentary extracted from 'Round about the Round O with its poets', 1883.

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