Courtesy of National Library of Scotland | Licence: CC BY 4.0
Courtesy of National Library of Scotland | Licence: CC BY 4.0

107c - Monks' Tower, Gowrie Castle, Perth

1783

Unknown Artist

From the collection

Title

107c - Monks' Tower, Gowrie Castle, Perth

Date

1783

Description

This drawing is dated 1783 but is unsigned by the artist. This is one of several images relating to the Gowrie House in the Hutton Collection. In each title, its name is 'Gowrie Castle', although the building was a baronial mansion rather than a castle, and went by the name 'Gowrie House'. Situated on the banks of the Tay in the centre of Perth, Gowrie House was the town residence of the Earls of Gowrie, who also owned nearby Ruthven Castle (now Huntingtower Castle). In the seventeenth century the town assumed ownership of Gowrie House, which was demolished in 1809 having served latterly as a military barracks.

Collective title: Hutton Drawings > [Volume 2] > Perthshire

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Location

Water Vennel, Perth, Scotland

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Approximate

Tww Comment

The site is now occupied by county buildings. Some remains survive along the south side of Water Vennel.

Credits

Image Credit

Courtesy of National Library of Scotland

Image Licence

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