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Publication drawing; St Andrews Castle, phased plans at ground, first and second floor. Photographic copy reproduced from the Inventory.

SC 370918

Description Publication drawing; St Andrews Castle, phased plans at ground, first and second floor. Photographic copy reproduced from the Inventory.

Date c. 1926

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 370918

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of FID 144/8

Scope and Content Ground-plan of St Andrews Castle, Fife St Andrews Castle, the seat of the bishop of St Andrews, was destroyed during the Wars of Independence and rebuilt in its present form by Bishop Traill (1385-1401). It was besieged in 1546-7 after Protestants assassinated Cardinal Beaton. The east range and the block-houses were badly damaged during the siege and then demolished. Bishop Traill's gatehouse, the fore-tower, incorporates parts of the 1336 entrance. The south-west façade superseded it as the main entrance after the siege. In 1546, Cardinal Beaton burned Wishart, the protestant preacher, outside St Andrews Castle. He was then killed by protestant activists who seized the castle and, with their supporters including John Knox, held it until overcome by French forces in 1547. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Inv. fig. 417

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/370918

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 1) RCAHMS

Group Level (551 1/4) National Survey Programmes

>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/1) County Inventory Programme

>>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/1/10) Fife, Kinross and Clackmannan Inventory 1933.

>>>> Item Level (SC 370918) Publication drawing; St Andrews Castle, phased plans at ground, first and second floor. Photographic copy reproduced from the Inventory.

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