Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Castle Sween. View of kitchen tower from South-East angle.

AG 13279

Description Castle Sween. View of kitchen tower from South-East angle.

Date 1983

Catalogue Number AG 13279

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 359780

Scope and Content Interior of north-east tower 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. There was a kitchen on the ground floor with an oven in the north-west corner (opposite) so that no fireplace was needed on the first floor. Around 1600, the ground floor was partitioned into two barrel-vaulted rooms. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


People and Organisations


Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © RCAHMS

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions