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Drawing of West elevation of great hall, Stirling Castle.

SC 800318

Description Drawing of West elevation of great hall, Stirling Castle.

Date 1950 to 1959

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 800318

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 22399 P

Scope and Content Photographic copy of west elevation of Great Hall, Stirling Castle, Stirling This drawing, made in about 1959 by Geoffrey D Hay, shows the west elevation of the Great Hall, facing the Upper Square, as reconstructed on the basis of information contained within the fabric of the building, which was, at the time, sub-divided and used as a barrack block. The Great Hall and the palace in Stirling are Scotland's finest early modern secular buildings. Since the army moved out of the castle the Great Hall has been carefully restored, on the basis of this drawing and more recent research. Other parts of the complex have also been restored, and the castle is open to the public under the care of Historic Scotland. Stirling Castle is strategically situated on the best route by land between lowland and highland Scotland, and the rock on which it sits has probably been inhabited since prehistoric times. It was both fortress and royal palace, and has some of the best of both types of architecture in Scotland. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Scale 1": 8'

Medium Pencil

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/800318

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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