Click here to skip to content

View of Castle Street, Aberdeen

View of Castle Street, Aberdeen

Artist: Irvine, H.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1812

Shelfmark: K.top Vol. 49

Item number: 12.b

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Castle Street in Aberdeen, Scotland. Aberdeen stands between the rivers Dee and Don and the name probably derives from ‘aber’ meaning ‘mouth of the river’. In the 8th century Aberdeen was established as a fishing village but by the 12th century it had developed into an important town. At the centre of this print is the Tollhouse. This building was built by mason Thomas Watson and became the town jail, work started in 1616 and was completed in 1629 when the spire was finished. The walls were built to a thickness of 1.5 meters to ensure that prisoners would be held securely.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: