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

110 - Part of Gowrie Castle, Perth, from the entrance looking south

1783

Attributed name George Henry Hutton

From the collection

Title

110 - Part of Gowrie Castle, Perth, from the entrance looking south

Date

1783

Artist

Attributed name George Henry Hutton

Description

This drawing s dated 1783, and although not signed by the artist, it is likely that this was one of Hutton's own drawings. There are several views of Gowrie House in the Hutton Collection, most of which date from this period. In the late eighteenth century, Gowrie House was in use as a military barracks, and several of the Hutton Collection from this period contain evidence of this. In the drawing shown here, a sentry box stands in the courtyard to the right of centre, and what may be ammunition boxes are piled against a wall beyond the sentry box. The house was became a barracks after it had been sold by the Duke of Cumberland, to whom it was gifted by Perth Burgh Council during the Jacobite Rising of 1745-6. Gowrie House was demolished in 1809.

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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