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South Lanarkshire, Bothwell Castle. Oblique aerial view.

SC 798233

Description South Lanarkshire, Bothwell Castle. Oblique aerial view.

Date 1971

Collection John Dewar

Catalogue Number SC 798233

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of LA 3183 CN

Scope and Content Aerial view of Bothwell Castle, Castle Avenue, Bothwell, South Lanarkshire This aerial view from the north-north-east, taken in 1971, shows the castle, with part of the River Clyde at the top. Note the lower courses of the gatehouse in the foreground, part of the original plan for the castle, but never completed. The gap in the north curtain was filled in the 1980s by the outer wall of a custodian's office. The western half of the great tower, or 'donjon' was demolished after 1337, following English occupation in 1336-7. Most of what survives dates from the late 14th and early 15th centuries. The castle remained a residence until the late 17th century, but has been in State care since 1935. Now in the care of Historic Scotland, it is open to the public. Bothwell Castle seems to have been built in the third quarter of the 13th century, probably by Walter de Moravia. It was not complete when it was besieged in 1289-90, and again in 1301, when Edward I's forces took it, and held it until 1314, when it was surrendered to Robert the Bruce. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference 6113/CN2


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 139) John Dewar

Group Level (551 139/7) 1971 aerial photographs

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