Castlegate Aberdeen Print

£75.00

Image size: 381.00 x 545.00 mm

Limited edition of 950

The colour and movement of the figures contrasts with the cold grey solidity of the granite architecture in this famous Scottish town.

Castlegate is a small area of Aberdeen, Scotland, located centrally at the east end of the city’s main thoroughfare Union Street.

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Castlegate Aberdeen Print Scotland | Prints of Scotland – Alan Reed

Castlegate, Scotland

The colour and movement of the figures contrasts with the cold grey solidity of the granite architecture.

Castlegate is a small area of Aberdeen, located centrally at the east end of the city’s main thoroughfare Union Street.

The Gallowgate, just off the main square, is named after the former site of the gallows. A small area of the old granite road pavings remains in the bus lane, next to the courts, just the spot where public hangings were conducted.

To the west, just off the main square, is the Castlegate Well, which is no longer used. A small bronze statue was erected over the top by William Lindsay, a goldsmith then in charge of the city’s water. To see the Castlegate Aberdeen Print visit Alan Reed Gallery in Ponteland.

Castlegate is a small area of Aberdeen, Scotland, located centrally at the east end of the city’s main thoroughfare Union Street. Generally speaking, locals consider it to encompass the square at the end of Union Street where the Mercat Cross and Gallowgate are located. Wikipedia

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Castlegate hides many secrets – it was once the place of public execution. The “Gibbet Stane” reveals the site of the gallows, it was the market place, made more genteel by the addition of the 17th century stone Mercat Cross.

Many famous citizens lived here and caused great trouble, including men like the 5th Earl Marischal. George Keith, founded Marischal College and Gilbert Menzies of Pitfodels  had a great town house next to the Keiths.

Like many members of his family, was Provost of Aberdeen and ‘Skipper’ Scott. A famous sea captain and Jacobite, who entertained the Old Pretender, James III. In his house which was later to become the home of dancing master,Thomas Peacock of Peacock’s Close.

See the site of Archdeacon John Barbour’s house, the man who wrote “the Brus”, an epic poem on the Scottish Wars of Independence.  Learn more about the “Mannie” Well and John Ewen who owned the original department store where the Athenaeum now stands.  Come along with us and discover more about the old Castlegate.

Circular route around Castlegate/Plainstanes/Town House/Tolbooth/ Gordon Highlanders’ Statue

 

   

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Weight 1.00 kg
Dimensions 1.00 × 545.00 × 381.00 cm

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