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Aerial view.

RE 1492

Description Aerial view.

Date 1972

Collection John Dewar

Catalogue Number RE 1492

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 800109

Scope and Content Aerial view of Newark Castle, Inverclyde This aerial view from the north-north-east, taken in 1872, shows the castle hemmed in by two shipbuilding yards, the Castle Yard of James Lamont & Co Ltd (left), and Ferguson Brothers (Port Glasgow) Ltd's yard (right). The access to the castle is the narrow lane between the two yards, on the west side of the castle. The original tower, remodelled with a tall parapet and flat roof, is to the rear and to the left of the 1597-9 block in this view. The symmetrical frontage is a very early example of this design in Scotland. Note the hulls of a stern-loading ferry and of a tug under construction on the right. Newark Castle was originally a tower-house built soon after 1478 by George Maxwell, son of John Maxwell of Calderwood in Lanarkshire. It was greatly extended in 1597-9 by Patrick Maxwell. One of his descendants sold the site of Port Glasgow to the Town Council of Glasgow in 1668. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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