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View of South West entrance bridge from fosse.

SC 457775

Description View of South West entrance bridge from fosse.

Catalogue Number SC 457775

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 7869

Scope and Content South-west entrance bridge from the fosse (dry moat) 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 bridge is carried on two arches which spring from a central pier. The arches are decorated with hood-moulds in the shape of a quarter-circle section, known as cavetto. 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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