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Prospect of the Front of Castle Glamis the Seat of the Earle of Strathmore in the Shire of Angus, North Britain

Prospect of the Front of Castle Glamis the Seat of the Earle of Strathmore in the Shire of Angus, North Britain

Artist: Sandby, Thomas

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1746

Shelfmark: K.top Vol. 49

Item number: 23.b

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Glamis castle is located on flat ground at the bottom of the Vale of Strathmore. It is an unusual location for a castle, but this is because originally it was intended to be used as a royal hunting lodge. The castle was built in the 14th century and many alterations have been made over succeeding generations. In the 18th century the grounds in front of the Castle were landscaped, and avenues of trees were planted leading up to it. In the 19th century these trees were replanted and the grounds were remodelled to open parkland in the style of Capability Brown.

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