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

SC 359780

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

Catalogue Number SC 359780

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 13279

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.


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