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Castle Toward. General view of inscribed panels on East facade. Insc: 'KFJS' 'AD 1820'.

B 4666

Description Castle Toward. General view of inscribed panels on East facade. Insc: 'KFJS' 'AD 1820'.

Date 1988

Catalogue Number B 4666

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 559113

Scope and Content Detail of inscribed panels on the east façade of Castle Toward, Argyll and Bute The original Castle Toward was erected in 1820 for Kirkman Finlay. The architect was David Hamilton (1768-1843) who designed it in a Gothic castellated style. In 1920-4 the house was altered and extended in the same style by Francis Deas (1862-1951). This turreted tower, which contains the main hall, has two shields on its east façade. The moulded stone projecting above the shields is a rectangular hood-mould, or label. A shield to the left bears the initials of Kirkman Finlay and the initials 'J S'. The shield to the right bears the date 'AD1820', which is when the house was constructed. Kirkman Finlay, a former Lord Provost of Glasgow and a wealthy merchant, had bought the estate of Auchavoulin in 1817 and renamed it Toward. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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