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View of North West side of South West entrance bridge.

SC 457774

Description View of North West side of South West entrance bridge.

Catalogue Number SC 457774

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 7868

Scope and Content View of north-west side of south-west entrance bridge 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 obelisk-shaped ornament to the right, known as a finial, stands on a plinth decorated with a quatrefoil. It was carved by William Templeton, stone-carver, in 1756-8, with rosettes and projecting leaf shapes known as crockets, a typical Gothic feature. The south-west bridge was designed by Morris and built in 1755-6 by George Hunter with minor variations from Morris's plan. The bridge was designed as the principal entrance to the castle, although it now leads from the private garden into the saloon. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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