Jedburgh Abbey, Scotland., by Christopher Levy Jedburgh Abbey is one of the four great abbeys built in Scotland’s border country during the Middle Ages. It was established as a priory of Augustinian canons around 1138. The brethren possibly came here from St Quentin Abbey, near Beauvais, France. The priory was raised to abbey status around 1154. Jedburgh had a long association with Christianity, and a minster had probably stood on the site since the 9th century.