Lochleven Castle

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Alternative Names Loch Leven Castle; Castle Island
Site Type CASTLE
Canmore ID 27913
Site Number NO10SW 9
NGR NO 13747 01778
Council PERTH AND KINROSS
Parish KINROSS
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District PERTH AND KINROSS
Former County KINROSS-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view of Loch Leven lokking towards the Lomond Hills, taken from the WSW. DP008625 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP008625 General oblique aerial view of Loch Leven lokking towards the Lomond Hills, taken from the WSW.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital Oblique aerial view centred on the castle, taken from the W. DP019096 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP019096 Oblique aerial view centred on the castle, taken from the W.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
National Art Survey of Scotland Linlithgow Palace and Lochleven.
Drawings of Queen Mary's cradle from Linlithgow Palace and inlaid oak cabinet from Lochleven. DP077195 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP077195 Linlithgow Palace and Lochleven. Drawings of Queen Mary's cradle from Linlithgow Palace and inlaid oak cabinet from Lochleven.  National Art Survey of Scotland  RCAHMS 
National Art Survey of Scotland Lochleven Castle.
Details of oak cabinet. DP077196 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP077196 Lochleven Castle. Details of oak cabinet.  National Art Survey of Scotland  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view looking across Kinross House and Loch Leven towards the snow-covered Lomond Hills, looking ENE. DP086882 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP086882 General oblique aerial view looking across Kinross House and Loch Leven towards the snow-covered Lomond Hills, looking ENE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
General Collection Engraving of Lochleven Castle.
Titled 'Loch Leven.' DP096419 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP096419 Engraving of Lochleven Castle. Titled 'Loch Leven.'  General Collection  RCAHMS 
General Collection Engraving of Loch Leven Castle from Kinross.
Titled 'Loch Leven Castle, from Kinros. Jones & Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London , Octr. 16, 1830. Drawn by Tho. H. Shepherd. Engraved by S. Lacey.' DP096420 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP096420 Engraving of Loch Leven Castle from Kinross. Titled 'Loch Leven Castle, from Kinros. Jones & Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London , Octr. 16, 1830. Drawn by Tho. H. Shepherd. Engraved by S. Lacey.'  General Collection  RCAHMS 
General Collection Engraving of Lochleven Castle & island showing four centre towers & surrounding walls. Titled 'Engraved by J. Storer for the Antiquarian & Topographical Cabinet from a picture by Ibbotson in the possession of Mr. Thomas Carpenter. Loch-Leven Castle, Kinross-shire. The Castle of Loch-leven stands towards the north-west part of the lake, on an island about an acre and three quarters in extent, and is encompassed with a rampart of stone, nearly of a quadrangle form. The principal tower, a kind of square building, stands upon the north wall, very near the north-west corner, and there is a lesser round one at the south-east. The other appartments were arranged along the noth wall, between the tower and the north-east corner. A kitchen, suppose to have been built later than the rest of the Castle, stood on the west wall near the south-west corner; and another building supposed to have been the chapel, between that and the great tower fronting the south. In the lower part of the square tower is a dungeon, with a well in it. Above the dungeon is a vaulted room, which, from the appearance of the effects of smoke on the jambs of the chimney, seems to have been used as a kitchen. No date or inscription appears on any part of the buildings, excepting only the letters R.D. and M.E. probably the initials of Sir Robert Douglass and Margaret Erskine, his wife. The whole circuit of the rampart is 585 feet. It is generally understood that the roof was taken off the Castle about a century ago; some part of which, particularly that of the round tower, is said to have been repaired by Sir William Bruce. In this place the unfortunate Mary, Queen of Scots was kept a close prisoner, and suffered from the 16th June 1567 to the 2nd May 1568, all the rigour and miseries of captivity.' DP096421 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP096421 Engraving of Lochleven Castle & island showing four centre towers & surrounding walls. Titled 'Engraved by J. Storer for the Antiquarian & Topographical Cabinet from a picture by Ibbotson in the possession of Mr. Thomas Carpenter. Loch-Leven Castle, Kinross-shire. The Castle of Loch-leven stands towards the north-west part of the lake, on an island about an acre and three quarters in extent, and is encompassed with a rampart of stone, nearly of a quadrangle form. The principal tower, a kind of square building, stands upon the north wall, very near the north-west corner, and there is a lesser round one at the south-east. The other appartments were arranged along the noth wall, between the tower and the north-east corner. A kitchen, suppose to have been built later than the rest of the Castle, stood on the west wall near the south-west corner; and another building supposed to have been the chapel, between that and the great tower fronting the south. In the lower part of the square tower is a dungeon, with a well in it. Above the dungeon is a vaulted room, which, from the appearance of the effects of smoke on the jambs of the chimney, seems to have been used as a kitchen. No date or inscription appears on any part of the buildings, excepting only the letters R.D. and M.E. probably the initials of Sir Robert Douglass and Margaret Erskine, his wife. The whole circuit of the rampart is 585 feet. It is generally understood that the roof was taken off the Castle about a century ago; some part of which, particularly that of the round tower, is said to have been repaired by Sir William Bruce. In this place the unfortunate Mary, Queen of Scots was kept a close prisoner, and suffered from the 16th June 1567 to the 2nd May 1568, all the rigour and miseries of captivity.'  General Collection  RCAHMS 
General Collection Engraving of Lochleven Castle showing a square centre tower & surrounding walls
Titled 'Loch-Leven. The Castle, of which this View is given, is built on a small island, situated almost in the middle of Loch-Leven. By whom, or at what period , it was erected, is not known. In the reign of King Robert III a grant was made of it from the crown to Douglas laird of Lock-leven [sic.] This island is famous for being the place of captivity of Mary Queen of Scots; and the ruins of a small building are shewn as her prison. Besides this, there are the remains of a chapel, and a square tower, consisting of a dungeon, and three stories of apartments above, the whole encompassed with a wall.' [Adam de Cardonnell view larger image
DP096422 Engraving of Lochleven Castle showing a square centre tower & surrounding walls Titled 'Loch-Leven. The Castle, of which this View is given, is built on a small island, situated almost in the middle of Loch-Leven. By whom, or at what period , it was erected, is not known. In the reign of King Robert III a grant was made of it from the crown to Douglas laird of Lock-leven [sic.] This island is famous for being the place of captivity of Mary Queen of Scots; and the ruins of a small building are shewn as her prison. Besides this, there are the remains of a chapel, and a square tower, consisting of a dungeon, and three stories of apartments above, the whole encompassed with a wall.' [Adam de Cardonnell "Picturesque Antiquities of Scotland," 1788.]  General Collection  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view of The Muirs Golf Courses with Loch Leven beyond, taken from the S. DP103516 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP103516 General oblique aerial view of The Muirs Golf Courses with Loch Leven beyond, taken from the S.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital Oblique aerial view of Kinross House, taken from the SSE. DP103519 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP103519 Oblique aerial view of Kinross House, taken from the SSE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital Oblique aerial view of Kinross House, taken from the SSE. DP103520 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP103520 Oblique aerial view of Kinross House, taken from the SSE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view of Loch Leven centred on Loch Leven Castle Island, taken from the W. DP134097 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP134097 General oblique aerial view of Loch Leven centred on Loch Leven Castle Island, taken from the W.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital Oblique aerial view of Lochleven Castle, looking ENE. DP141678 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP141678 Oblique aerial view of Lochleven Castle, looking ENE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view of Loch Leven centred on Loch Leven Castle with the Lomond Hills beyond, taken from the SW. DP146309 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP146309 General oblique aerial view of Loch Leven centred on Loch Leven Castle with the Lomond Hills beyond, taken from the SW.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
General Collection. Photograph Albums. Distant view of Lochleven Castle.
Titled: 'Loch Leven, Kinross, 240 G.W.W.'
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No.33: COURTAULD ALBUM. DP161534 Copyrightview larger image
DP161534 Distant view of Lochleven Castle. Titled: 'Loch Leven, Kinross, 240 G.W.W.' PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No.33: COURTAULD ALBUM.  General Collection. Photograph Albums.   
General Collection. Photograph Albums. General view of castle.
Titled: 'Lochleven Castle'
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No.33: COURTAULD ALBUM.
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO. 33: COURTAULD ALBUM. DP162529 Copyrightview larger image
DP162529 General view of castle. Titled: 'Lochleven Castle' PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No.33: COURTAULD ALBUM. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO. 33: COURTAULD ALBUM.  General Collection. Photograph Albums.   
General Collection. Photograph Albums. View of castle tower.
Titled: 'Queen Mary's Tower, Lochleven'
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No.33: COURTAULD ALBUM. DP162530 Copyrightview larger image
DP162530 View of castle tower. Titled: 'Queen Mary's Tower, Lochleven' PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No.33: COURTAULD ALBUM.  General Collection. Photograph Albums.   
General Collection. Photograph Albums. Distant view of castle.
Titled: 'Loch Leven Castle'.
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No.33: COURTAULD ALBUM. DP164508 Copyrightview larger image
DP164508 Distant view of castle. Titled: 'Loch Leven Castle'. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No.33: COURTAULD ALBUM.  General Collection. Photograph Albums.   
General view of castle. SC686520 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC686520 General view of castle.    RCAHMS 
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