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View of entrance to St Andrews Castle from South West.

SC 370922

Description View of entrance to St Andrews Castle from South West.

Date c. 1900

Collection National Art Survey of Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 370922

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of F 5132

Scope and Content 1900s photograph of main entrance in south-west 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. Archbishop Hamilton rebuilt the south-west façade and main entrance after the siege. Four cinque-foil flowers from Hamilton's coat-of-arms are carved above the gate. Beneath them is an empty panel and a plaque bearing the date 1555. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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Collection Level (551 162) National Art Survey of Scotland

> Item Level (SC 370922) View of entrance to St Andrews Castle from South West.

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