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View from North Digital image of D/30703/cn

SC 757504

Description View from North Digital image of D/30703/cn

Date 12/5/1998

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 757504

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 30703 CN

Scope and Content Cluny Castle, Highland, from north This shows the castle from the entrance to the courtyard. The north front of the main block is constructed of rubble with small bartizans (corbelled round turrets) at its corners. The bellcote in front of the main block has a decorative stone cover which sits on columns. This rear façade was not as decorative and imposing as the main entrance front, and would have been used mainly by servants and deliveries. The basement was where the servants prepared and cooked food and washed linen. The family entertained guests on the ground floor and slept in the bedrooms on the first floor. The servants shared bedrooms in the attic of the house, and there were often additional wings built to house the functional aspects of life in the house, such as cooking, laundry and estate offices. Cluny Castle was built in 1805 for the Macphersons of Cluny and stands on the site of an earlier castle which was destroyed by fire in 1746. William Laidlaw Carruthers, Inverness, designed the north-west wing and the Queen Anne Revival-style porch c.1890. Many of the estate buildings were also built when the castle was rebuilt, including gate lodges, stables, meal mill, saw mill and walled gardens. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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