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Torphichen Travel guide
Torphichen : Michelin's recommendations
The village of Torphichen has the remains of the Preceptory of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. David I founded the order's first establishment here in 1153; supressed in 1554, it became a private estate (granted to the last prior). The sovereign Order of Malta was re-established in England in 1831, and the Protestant Order of St John recognised by a royal charter in 1888. A Scottish priory was created in 1947.
Tourist attractions Torphichen : Things to see and do
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Of the 12C commandery, only the transept and central tower remain. They are joined to an 18C parish church built in place of the nave. Outside, the bell tower and gables on the transept were given redents when changes were made in the 15C. The founda..
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This site represents five distinct phases in prehistoric evolution. The 1947 excavations are clearly explained by a model and descriptive noticeboards. The earliest monument dates from 2500-2000 BC and was altered in the Copper Age (2000-1600 BC). Th..