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General view from E showing late 20th century council housing at 68-70 High Street and 2 Russell Street, Rothesay, Bute

DP 139591

Description General view from E showing late 20th century council housing at 68-70 High Street and 2 Russell Street, Rothesay, Bute

Date 22/5/2012

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number DP 139591

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Rothesay was an industrial town and commercial port long before its expansion due to tourism. The earliest industries set up to take advantage of the water supply from the Water of Fad, and in 1779, Scotland's second cotton mill was established in Rothesay by James Kenyon. A number of small mills were established, basing themselves around Barone Road, Russell Street and Mill Street. The focus for the town's industry remains in this vicinity today. Much of the original burgh High Street running north-south through the town was demolished and replaced with new social housing during the 1960s and 1970s. This four-storeyed block at 68-70 High Street and 2 Russell Street has a red artifical stone ground floor with harled uppe floors. Slightly recessed entrance doorways retain the original large tripatite glazed side panels. Some interest has been added with projecting concrete window surrounds to the double bipartite windows in the central bay, and around the windows lighting the staircases. Much of the former centre of Rothesay burgh was redeveloped during the 1960s and 1970s. The south (Stuart Street) and west (King Street) sides of Castle moat were redeveloped to provide the new library and leisure centre, a large telephone exchange and offices for the Job Centre and Inland Revenue.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1304840

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 1) RCAHMS

Group Level (551 1/4) National Survey Programmes

>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/8) Urban Survey Programme

>>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/128/26/1) Rothesay

>>>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/128/26/1/20) Industrial Rothesay Area of Townscape Character

>>>>> Item Level (DP 139591) General view from E showing late 20th century council housing at 68-70 High Street and 2 Russell Street, Rothesay, Bute

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