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Aerial view. Digital image of RE 1495

SC 800111

Description Aerial view. Digital image of RE 1495

Date 1972

Catalogue Number SC 800111

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of RE 1495

Scope and Content Aerial view of Newark Castle, Inverclyde This aerial view from the west-north-west, taken in 1872, shows the castle hemmed in by two shipbuilding yards, the Castle Yard of James Lamont & Co Ltd above, and Ferguson Brothers (Port Glasgow) Ltd's yard below. The access to the castle is a narrow lane between the two yards, on the west side of the castle. The original tower, remodelled with a tall parapet and flat roof, is to the right of the 1597-9 block in this view. The latter is the wing facing the sea. The conical-roofed dovecot was part of the barmkin (courtyard wall) of the castle. Note the hull of a stern-loading ferry under construction in the foreground. Newark Castle was originally a tower-house built soon after 1478 by George Maxwell, son of John Maxwell of Calderwood in Lanarkshire. It was greatly extended in 1597-9 by Patrick Maxwell. One of his descendants sold the site of Port Glasgow to the Town Council of Glasgow in 1668. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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