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Main

first farms established

1500 BC - 500 BC

timber as the main building material

1 AD - 1599

Roman camps in Fife

82 AD - 299

pictish association

299 - 799

christianity comes to pictish Scotland

565

Relics of St Andrew brought here

732

a small celtic ecclesiastical site

799 - 899

church built for Culdees by Constantine II

877

establishment of the Scots kingdom

899 - 999

St Andrews becomes the seat of the bishop of Alba

906

town founded as a non-royal burgh

1144

medieval urban layout developed

1144 - 1153

castle built

1200

first war of independence

1296 - 1307

St Andrews becomes seat of Scotlands archibishop

1472

new gun towers built

1521

calvinist J. Knox captured by french catholic forces and enslaved

1549

Stone as the main building material

1599 - 2013

St ANdrews confirmed as a royal burgh

1620

development stopped due to poverty

1699 - 1799

sea-wall constructed

1886

railway station constructed

1887

landscaping, trees and gardens

1888

growth of St andrews as a resort

1899 - 1999

Cathedral

setting up of a community of Augustinian canons

1144

cathedral founded

1158

construction

1159 - 1318

west end blown down in a storm

1272

rebuild

1272 - 1279

cathedral dedicated on 5th of July

1318

fire partly destroys the building

1378

restoration and further embellishment

1378 - 1440

end of south transpet collapses

1409

J. Knox preaches a fiery sermon, the cathedral is attacked

1559

cathedral abandoned

1562

central tower gives and the north wall collapse

1599

ruins used for building materials elsewhere

1599 - 1699

conservation of the cathedral

1826 - 2013

St rules church

Rule's tower serves as church of the priory

1022 - 1200

a church built on the site of St Rule's tower

1072

Rule's tower built

1130

spiral staircase built in the Rule's tower

1799

University

university of St Andrew's founded

1410

St Salvator's college founded

1450

St Leonard's college founded

1512

St Mary's college founded

1537