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View of corner tower.

RE 666

Description View of corner tower.

Date c. 1900

Collection National Art Survey of Scotland

Catalogue Number RE 666

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 800104

Scope and Content Newark Castle, Inverclyde, from east-south-east This view from the east-south-east, taken in 1872, shows the east end of the north frontage of the 1597-9 north range. The dressed stone of the turrets suggests that the rubble masonry of the body of the building was originally harled. The tall chimneys were probably designed to provide draught for coal fires. This range has a symmetrical north front, one of the first in Scotland. It has a kitchen and cellars on the ground floor, a hall on the first floor, and bedrooms on the top floor. The hall is reached from the courtyard by a 'scale and platt' staircase, one of the earliest examples of this type of (straight flight and landing) staircase in Scotland. Newark Castle was originally a tower-house built soon after 1478 by George Maxwell, son of John Maxwell of Calderwood in Lanarkshire. It was greatly extended in 1597-9 by Patrick Maxwell. One of his descendants sold the site of Port Glasgow to the Town Council of Glasgow in 1668. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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