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General view from SW.

G 90063 PO

Description General view from SW.

Date c. 1890

Collection William Notman

Catalogue Number G 90063 PO

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copy of NOT 403

Copies SC 798875

Scope and Content Dirleton Castle, East Lothian, from south-west This view, taken from the south-west in about 1890, shows the south-west corner of the original 13th-century castle. The round tower on the right is the 'donjon', containing the lord's accommodation, two vaulted chambers of which survive. Behind these towers was a large courtyard with at least two more angle-towers. Dirleton Castle was besieged in 1650 by General Monk's army, and taken after artillery bombardment. It was superseded as a residence in 1663, by Archerfield House, and fell into ruin. It was consolidated after it was taken into State care in the 1920s Dirleton Castle occupies the site of a timber castle built in the late 12th century by the 1st baron de Vaux. It was rebuilt in stone in the later 13th century. The east range of this castle was much enlarged in the 14th and 15th centuries by the Halyburton family, and minor additions made in the 16th century by the Ruthvens. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Accession Number 1991/54


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