Old Photograph The Castle Isle of Whithorn Scotland

Old photograph of The Castle in Isle of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The Isle Castle is one of the oldest buildings in the village. In the early 19th century it was the residence of the Superintendent of the Coastguard, Sir John Reid. A one story servants quarters and outhouse is attached to the east of the castle. Above the door of these quarters is a stone with the initials of Patrick Houston of Drummaston and his wife Margaret Gordon, together with the likely date of construction, 1674. This stone has been moved from the old entrance door of the main building. The angle turrets on the second floor are carried on three plain corbels and do not show at all in the inside of the building. A Gothic-style porch was once attached to the Drumelan burn side of the castle. Various scenes for the film The Wickerman were located in and around the Isle of Whithorn Castle and the owners, Elizabeth McAdam McLaughland and David Wheatley as well as several other local people, featured in various scenes.

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