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Cartland Crags

Cartland Crags

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: 1782.a.12

Item number: 5

Length: 13.1

Width: 17.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

“Cartland Crags are situated about a mile distant from the town of Lanark. The river Mouse, in its course to join the Clyde, here flows through a deep narrow ravine, nearly half a mile in length, exhibiting in its various windings a succession of the most wild and romantic scenery. On either side the banks rise bold, rugged, and precipitous; but, richly clothed with trees and copsewood, these shed a gloom over the recesses of this extraordinary defile, and give a character of picturesque beauty to its nearly perpendicular and rock-bound walls...The north bank, properly called Cartland Crags, is 400 feet in height above the stream. At one part on this side, the Crags have a truly terrific appearance, presenting an almost perpendicular front from top to bottom.”

Descriptive letterpress, from 'Photographs of the Clyde'

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