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Oblique aerial view of Caerlaverock Caslte, taken from the SW, centred on the castle. Digital image of D 16579 CN

SC 798373

Description Oblique aerial view of Caerlaverock Caslte, taken from the SW, centred on the castle. Digital image of D 16579 CN

Date 21/7/1997

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 798373

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 16579 CN

Scope and Content Aerial view of Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries & Galloway This aerial view from the south-south-west, taken in 1997, shows the castle surrounded by its moat. On the far side are the Nithsdale Apartments. The gate-tower is to the left, and on the bottom corner is Murdoch's Tower, with a 13th-century base, early 14th-century body, and later 15th-century wall-head. Caerlaverock Castle is unique in Scotland in being laid out on a triangular plan. The distinctive gatehouse is substantially of the late 13th century. The west wing was rebuilt in the late 15th century as guest accommodation, and the east and south wings, known as the Nithsdale Apartments, date from about 1634. Caerlaverock Castle was a stronghold of the Maxwells, wardens of the West March (the western boundary between Scotland and England) in the later Middle Ages. The first castle here was built in the early 13th century, but was supplanted in the 1270s by the earliest part of the present building. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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