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A Collection of Scottish Antiquities Selected by R.R. Vol 9 1789

 

ĎA collection of Scottish antiquities...1789.íEngravings, with remarks: early fortifications (p.1); castles and seats (p.10 a); sculptured stones (p.25 A); religious houses (P.46); picturesque scenes (p.61).Lists of illustrations of these several subjects in previous Volumes are given on pp.8, 44, 57, 83.

Sketches of castles by Grose,1789, with notes (p.90).

-       Basil Skinnerís notes, 1959

 

 

 

Text verbatim with the exception of material in square brackets.

 

A list of all the Ancient Castles, and Seats of the Nobility, and Barons, in Scotland that are to be found in the eight preceding Volms of My Manuscript Collections. [pp.8-10.]

 

No

Names

Volm

Page

1.

Lochmaben Castle.

1.

22.

2.

Stirling Castle.

1.

25.

3.

Alloa House.

1.

26.

4.

Dunstafnage Castle.

1.

163.

5.

Castle Campbell.

1.

175.

6.

Kulcairn Castle.

1.

177.

7.

Oxfurd Castle.

1.

177.

8.

Inverary Castle.

1.

178.

9.

Edinburgh Castle.

2.

Frontispiece

10.

Strathaven Castle.

2.

17.

11.

Down Castle.

2.

19.

12.

Invercauld House.

2.

19.

13.

Roxburgh Castle.

2.

182.

14.

Dunnoter Castle.

2.

245.

15.

Melville Castle.

3.

1.

16.

Down Castle.

3.

1.

17.

Dunnolly Castle.

3.

1.

18.

Edinburgh Castle.

3.

175.

19.

Crookstone Castle.

3.

179.

20.

Lochleven Castle.

3.

180.

21.

Craigmillar Castle.

3.

181.

22.

Slains Castle.

3.

181.

23.

Linlithgow Palace.

3.

183.

24.

Neidpath Castle.

3.

185.

No

Names

Volm

Page

25.

Sorn Castle.

3.

186.

26.

Glen Stalker Castle.

3.

191.

27.

Duddingston house.

3.

276.

28.

Bothwell Castle.

5.

23.

29.

Geggie House.

5.

90.

30.

? Castle.

5.

92.

31.

Dunstafnage Castle

5.

96.

32.

Bothwell Castle.

5.

98.

33.

Castle Duart.

5.

99.

34.

Mollach Fortress.

5.

102.

35.

Borthwick Castle.

5.

163.

36.

Dalswinton Castle.

5.

165.

37.

Amisfield House.

5.

179.

38.

Torthorwald Castle.

5.

191.

39.

Carleverock Castle.

5.

193.

40.

Loch Urr Castle.

5.

275.

41.

Balmbreich House.

6.

1.

42.

Elcho Castle.

6.

1.

43.

Cullean Castle.

6.

3.

44.

Craigmillar Castle.

6.

10.

45.

Bothwell Castle.

6.

10.

46.

Strathaven Castle.

6.

12.

47.

Crookston Castle.

6.

14.

48.

Tantallon Castle.

6.

15.

49.

Roslin Castle.

6.

19.

50.

Buchannan House.

6.

35.

51.

Balgonie Castle.

6.

51.

52.

Dunskey Castle.

6.

64.

53.

Gowery House in Pearth.

6.

128.

54.

Calderwood Castle.

6.

171.

55.

Wemyss Castle.

6.

193.

56.

Dumbarton Castle.

6.

256.

57.

Errol House.

6.

257.

58.

Ruthven Castle.

6.

 

59.

Terregles House.

7.

Frontispiece

60.

Dalswinton Castle.

7.

95.

61.

Loch Urr Castle.

7.

251.

62.

Stobhall House.

8.

Frontispiece

63.

Morton Castle

7.

 

64.

Cloesburn Castle

7.

 

65.

Sanquhar Castle

7.

 

66.

Thrieve Castle

8.

 

67.

Bootle or Buittle Castle

8.

 

68.

Cumlungan Castle

8.

 

69.

Lagg Castle

7.

 

70.

Hamilton Palace

8.

 

71.

Dalquharran Howse

8.

 

72.

Culzean Castle

8.

 

No

Names

Volm

Page

73.

Biggar Castle

8.

 

74.

Hopeton House

9.

 

75.

Glamis Castle

9.

 

76.

Kilcairn Castle

9.

 

77.

Dinsinnan Hill

12.

 

78.

Kinmore Castle 2 views

12.

 

79.

Cullen Howse

12.

 

80.

Inverness Castle

12.

 

81.

Raid Castle

12.

 

82.

Gortly Castle

12.

 

83.

Fivy Castle

12.

 

84.

Plunton Castle

12.

 

85.

Corra Howse

12.

 

86.

Castle Gower

12.

 

 

To a Print, or Drawing, of each Castle, or Seat in the above List, is subjoined some account of every one, in the manner of Mr Groseís Antiquities, and Mr Cardonellís Picturesque Scenery.

 

 

 

[p.44]

 

No

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Names

†††††† Volm

†††††† Page

1.

Mugdrum Cross.

††††††† 1.

†††† ††171.

2.

Gigantic Stones, at Lundy

1.    †††††

†††† ††172.

3.

Sepulchral Monument at Inchcolm.

††††††† 1.

†††† ††172.

4.

Monument at Deadrigs.

1.    †††††

††††† ††173.

5.

Obelisk near Forres in Moray.

††††††† 1.

††† ††††181.

6.

Monument in the Church Yeard at Aberlemny

††††††† 2.

††††† †††14.

7.

Sepulchral Monument at Torthorwald.

††††††† 2.

†††† †††76.

8.

Dragon Stone in Church Yeard of Corrie.

††††††† 2.

†††††††† 84.

†† 9.

Macduffs Cross.

††††††† 2.

††††††† 256.

10.

Woodhouse Cross.

††††††† 6.

†††††††† 28.

11.

Ruthwell Monument in Annandale.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 136.

12.

Sepulchral Monument of Alan Líd of Galloway.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 142.

13.

Obelisk at Boatfoord in Nithsdale.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 144.

14.

Sepulchral Mounument at Ecclefechan

††††††† 6.

††††††† 160.

15.

Sepulchral Monuments at Icolmbkill.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 234.

16.

Obelisk at Aberlemney.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 236.

17.

Camus Cross near Panbride.

††††††† 6.†††††

††††††† 238.

18.

Obelisk at Inverkiething.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 240.

19.

Obelisk at Aberlemney.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 241.

20.

Maiden Stone at Benachie.

††††††† 6.

†††††† 242.

21.

Obelisk in the Church Yeard at Glames.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 244.

22.

Obelisk in the Park of Glames.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 245.

23.

St. Orlandís Stone near Glames

††††††† 6.

††††††† 246.

24.

Queen Vanoraís Grave Stones at Miggle.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 248.

25.

Obelisk in Miggle Church yeard.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 249.

26.

Cross in Miggle Church yeard.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 250.

27.

Small Obelisk in Miggle Church yeard.

††††††† 6.

††††††† 251.

 

 

 

I have here subjoined a list of the religious Houses in Scotland to be met with in the preceding eight volms of my manuscript collections. [pp. 57-58]

 

No

†††††††††††††††††††††† Names

†††††† Volms

††††††† Page

†† 1.

Lincluden

††††††† 1.

frontispiece

†† 2.

Do

††††††† 1.

†††††††† 56.

†† 3.

Dundrennan Abby

††††††† 1.

††††††† 137.

†† 4.

Dumfermling

††††††† 1.

††††††† 168.

†† 5.

Kelso Abbey.

††††††† 1.

††††††† 175.

†† 6.

Dunkeld cathedral

††††††† 1.

††††††† 176.

†† 7.

Lincluden

††††††† 2.

††††††††† 70.

†† 8.

Ground plan of Do

††††††† 2.

††††††††† 77.

†† 9.

Abbey Church of Holywood

††††††† 2.

†††††††† 165.

10.

Lindisfarne

††††††† 2.

†††††††† 268.

11.

Abbey Gate of Holyroodhouse

††††††† 3.

frontispiece

12.

Chapel of Do

††††††† 3.

†††††††† 182.

13.

Lindoreís Abbey

††††††† 5.

†††††††† 100.

14.

Priory Church at Haddington.

††††††† 5.

†††††††† 136

15.

Friars Carse, Friary.

††††††† 5.

†††††††† 164.

16.

Ground plan of Lincluden.

††††††† 5.

†††††††† 236.

17.

Friars Carse Friary.

††††††† 6.

frontispiece

18.

Dulce Cor or New abbey.

††††††† 6.

††††††††††† 7.

19.

Lincluden

††††††† 6.

††††††††††† 8.

20.

Arbroath Abbey.

††††††† 6.

††††††††††† 9.

21.

Dryburgh Abbey.

††††††† 6.

††††††††† 11.

22.

Kelso Abbey.

††††††† 6.

††††††††† 12.

23.

Pluscardin Abbey.

††††††† 6.

††††††††† 13

24.

Culross Abbey

††††††† 6.

††††††††† 16.

25.

Balmerinoch Abbey.

††††††† 6.

††††††††† 17.

26.

Beaulieu Abbey.

††††††† 6.

††††††††† 18.

27.

Iona or Icolmkill cathedral

††††††† 6

††††††††† 19.

28.

Melross Abbey.

††††††† 6.

††††††††† 20

29.

Terregles Church

††††††† 6.

††††††† 143.

30.

Cathedral Church of Breechin

††††††† 6.

††††††† 162.

31.

Cambuskenneth Abbey.

††††††† 6.

††††††192

32.

Dundrennan Abbey

††††††† 7.

††††††††††† 5.

33.

Friars Carse Friary.

††††††† 7.

††††††††† 59

34.

Do

††††††† 7.

††††††† 204.

35.

Holy wood Abbey.

††††††† 7.

††††††† 210.

36.

Lincluden

††††††† 7.

††††††† 212.

 

 

 

I have here added a list of the picturesque views in Scotland to be met with in the preceding eight volm of my manuscript collections. [p.83]

 

No.

Designations

Volm

Page

1.

Ben Lomond.

1.

179.

2.

Pease Bridge.

1.

179.

3.

Water Fall near Barjarg..

2.

20.

4.

Bridge at Craiggy Hall.

2.

68.

5.

Barskimming Bridge.

2.

180.

6.

Water Fall at Allanton Miln.

2.

252.

7.

Duddingstone House.

3.

276.

8.

Water fall at Keswick.

5.

39.

9.

Forest at Geggie.

5.

90.

10.

Dumfries Bridge.

5.

183.

11.

Pearth Bridge.

6.

128.

12.

View in Athol.

6.

170.

13.

Errol House.

6.

257.

14.

Elliock Bridge.

7.

83.

15.

Water Fall at Cleugh House.

7.

237.

 

This Vol: was finished at Friars Carse upon July 9th 1789 and contains 23: Drawings besides 27 Prints all of Scotland. R:R. [endpaper]

 

 

 

 

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