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Huntingtower Castle, Perth, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Huntingtower, an intriguing castle near Perth in central Scotland.

Key features are:

  • Comprised of two,formerly detached, substantial tower houses made to look like a single mansion in the late 17th century. The close proximity of the two tower houses built at roughly the same time is very unusual. Reason may be connected with division of lands between two sons of Sir William Ruthven in 1480.

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Carlisle Castle, N.W. England

This evening, I am reporting on  Carlisle Castle  in N.W. England which is prominently positioned overlooking the flood plain of the River Eden. This castle is some 900 years old and is built of red sandstone on the site of first century AD Roman fort. It has featured in border wars against the Scots, served as a base for patrolling an unruly border in Tudor times and was subject of re-fortification in the early 19th century in context of controlling political unrest of the times.

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Glasgow Necropolis Burial Ground

This evening, I am posting information on a side-line of mine which is researching ancestry in Glasgow and environs mainly recording grave-markers. Each day I post to my Ancestry Blog information transcribed from a marker together with a video clip.

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