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View from the North.

SC 798383

Description  View from the North.

Date c. 1910

Catalogue Number SC 798383

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of DF 14

Scope and Content Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries & Galloway, from north-north-west This view from the north-north-west, taken in about 1910, shows the castle as a romantic, ivy-covered ruin. The gatehouse is in the centre, built in stages from the 13th to the 16th centuries. On the right is Murdoch's Tower. The castle had been repaired as a ruin from time to time since the 18th century. Caerlaverock Castle is unique in Scotland in being laid out on a triangular plan. It was given into State care in 1946 by the then Duke of Norfolk, and has since been extensively consolidated. The east wing required substantial reinforced concrete support, all carefully concealed. Now in the care of Historic Scotland, the castle is open to the public. 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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