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Gate-house of Bishop's Palace

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Gate-house of Bishop's Palace

Archbishop Gavin Dunbar (1495-1547) built the imposing gatehouse to the Bishop's Castle in 1544. His coat of arms - consisting of three Cushions within a double Tressure - was carved in stone above the portcullis.

This depiction is believed to be an accurate representation taken from several earlier sketches and maps.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 941.435 GOR

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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