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View of entrance doorway on South West facade.

SC 457776

Description View of entrance doorway on South West facade.

Catalogue Number SC 457776

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 7872

Scope and Content Entrance doorway in the south-west façade of 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. Once the main entrance to the castle, the doorway is framed by two oblong pieces of stone known as pilasters. On top of the pilasters are three shafts decorated with shaft-rings, or annulets, clustered together with moulded bases, and capitals at the top. The ogee-shaped doorhead has a cavetto hood-mould (in the shape of a quarter-circle section) which is decorated with crockets in the shape of leaves. The finial is also decorated with crockets. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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