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Plan showing principal building periods of Stirling Castle. Insc: 'Plan of the Castle of Stirling showing the principal building periods - for detail drawings see figures in text'

SC 800326

Description Plan showing principal building periods of Stirling Castle. Insc: 'Plan of the Castle of Stirling showing the principal building periods - for detail drawings see figures in text'

Date 1960

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 800326

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 62855 CN

Scope and Content Photographic copy of plan of Stirling Castle, Stirling This plan, drawn in 1959 by Geoffrey D Hay, shows the phasing of the construction of the buildings which form the present castle. The buildings in the centre are the royal apartments, with the palace coloured pink, the Great Hall purple, the Chapel Royal orange, and the 'King's Old Building' buff. The oldest surviving part of the castle dates from the late-14th century, and the palace constructed by James V is still largely intact. The Chapel Royal was added in 1594, and during the reign of Queen Anne the fortifications were upgraded. It remained in military use until the 1960s, and has since been much restored and opened 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.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/800326

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 1) Records of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), Edinburgh, Scotland

Group Level (551 1/4) National Survey Programmes

>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/1) County Inventory Programme

>>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/1/15) Stirlingshire Inventory (1963)

>>>> Item Level (SC 800326) Plan showing principal building periods of Stirling Castle. Insc: 'Plan of the Castle of Stirling showing the principal building periods - for detail drawings see figures in text'

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