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Castle Toward, South Lodge. Detail of grotesque mask stop at entrance archway of South Lodge.

SC 559116

Description Castle Toward, South Lodge. Detail of grotesque mask stop at entrance archway of South Lodge.

Catalogue Number SC 559116

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 4669

Scope and Content Detail of mask stop on entrance archway to court of offices at 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). Hamilton designed the court of offices in the same Gothic castellated style as the house. This projecting stone is at the end of the hood-mould, which is above the arched entrance. Carved in the style of a grotesque face, it is known as a mask stop. The court of offices was described as presenting 'the likeness of a strong barbican or outwork'. A barbican is a projecting watch-tower over the gate of a castle. The outwork is a defence to protect a drawbridge. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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