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Mills At Castleton Of Braemar

Mills At Castleton Of Braemar

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 1

Length: 9.9

Width: 8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The antique village of Castleton stands upon a piece of irregular ground, where the turbulent stream of the Cluny clatters down to join the Dee. The name Castleton is new, but the village is of ancient date, so early, that the site of a castle, belonging to Malcolm Canmore, is still pointed out on a rock on the east bank of the Cluny. Looking down upon this little stream is Craig-Coynach Hill, so called because King Kenneth, as is said, used here to sit and view his hounds in the chase. At a later period it was here where the Earl of Mar raised the standard of the Pretender in 1715, which gave rise to the popular rhyme -

'The Standard's on the Braes o' Mar,

Its ribbons streaming rarely;

The gathering pipes on Lochnagar,

They're sounding lang and sarely.'"

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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