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Drumlanrig House, the Seat of the Duke of Queensbury 54.1.c

Drumlanrig House, the Seat of the Duke of Queensbury 54.1.c

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: K.top Vol. 49

Item number: 54.1.c

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The original castle built on this site was a stronghold for the powerful Douglas family and the castle seen in this print was not built in the 17th century by William Douglas, 1st Duke of Queensberry. It is thought that the architects were Robert Mylne the King’s Master Mason and James Smith, Mylne’s son in law. The Castle was built around an open courtyard- it had four square towers, one at each corner. It is set in 120,000 acres of country park and landscaped garden. The Castle is situated on a small hill and at the end of a long ridge to ensure that the views across the surrounding countryside were unimpeded.

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