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Taymouth Castle. View of East range from 1st. floor parapet of main block to South West. Digital image of D/21745/cn

SC 765986

Description Taymouth Castle. View of East range from 1st. floor parapet of main block to South West. Digital image of D/21745/cn

Date 8/9/1997

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 765986

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 21745 CN

Scope and Content East range from south-west, Taymouth Castle, Perth & Kinross This shows the east range looking from the roof of the main block with part of the battlement which encircles the roof of the building in the foreground. The east block is mainly two-storeyed with a three-storeyed crenellated tower (centre). The battlement along the top, the bartizans (small turrets) and the arched windows are all castellated features of the block. The east wing probably contained the main service rooms and much of the accommodation for the servants at the castle. The stables were located in three bays on the far right and in a block at the back of the building. The stalls in the stables were made from tiles and wood with a cobbled floor. Taymouth Castle was built for the Campbells of Breadalbane and stands on the site of Balloch Castle, which was built c.1550. Taymouth's main block, built between 1802 and 1810, was designed by James Elliot (1770-1810) and the east wing, built between 1818 and 1821, was designed by William Atkinson (c.1773-1839). The west pavilion, built in the early 18th century, was designed by William Adam (1689-1748) and was altered by James Gillespie Graham (1777-1855). The castle has important interior decoration by the Italian plasterer Francis Bernasconi and was visited by Queen Victoria in 1842. The Mactaggart family bought the estate in 1922 and converted the castle into a hotel and the deer park into a golf course. The castle was a convalescent home during World War II and has had several uses until c.1983 when it became unoccupied. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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Collection Level (551 1) RCAHMS

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