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Castle Sween. Plan of Ground Floor.

DC 24577

Description Castle Sween. Plan of Ground Floor.

Date 1990

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number DC 24577

Category Prints and Drawings

Copies SC 360770

Scope and Content Ground-floor plan of Castle Sween, Knapdale, Argyll Castle Sween, Scotland's oldest standing castle, was built to defend Knapdale in the 12th century and modified in the 14th and 15th centuries. Garrisoned for the Parliament in 1640s, it was captured and burnt by Royalists and then abandoned. As well as now-vanished wooden structures, the MacSween's courtyard held one stone building, perhaps a chamber-block, in the north-east corner. In the 15th century, these were all replaced by two ranges, leaving only a narrow corridor open to the sky. Before 1250, castles usually had a wooden hall for feasts and public occasions, and a separate two-storeyed stone chamber-block for the lord's family. After 1250, it became fashionable to build the two side-by-side in a single block. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Scale 1:100

Medium Pen and ink

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/111352

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