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View of angle-tower.

SC 457772

Description View of angle-tower.

Catalogue Number SC 457772

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 7862 CN

Scope and Content View of angle-tower at Inveraray Castle, Argyll and Bute Inveraray Castle, a good example of early Gothic Revival style, was begun in 1745 to designs by the architect Roger Morris (1695-1749). The architect John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) and Dugald Campbell, a military engineer (d.1757), may have provided ideas. The angle-towers are 7.3m in diameter and 22.5m in height. The horizontal bands of stone, known as string courses, divide the tower into four storeys. The fourth string course is supported by moulded projecting blocks or corbels. The parapet at the top of the tower is crenellated, meaning that it has alternating indentations (crenelles) and raised portions (merlons). A slated conical roof and Jacobean-style chimneys were added in 1879 by Anthony Salvin (1799-1881). Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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