Sketches of the coasts and islands of Scotland, and of the Isle of Man by Charles John Shore

Sketches of the coasts and islands of Scotland, and of the Isle of Man

byCharles John Shore

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. INVERNESS, CULLODEN, CALDEIt CASTLE, MORAYSHIRE, FORRES, FINDHORN, PLUSCARDINE, SPEV, BANFF, FRASERBURG, PETERHEAD, SLANE CASTLE, BULLARS OF BUCHAN. The situation of Inverness has been justly celebrated, on the bank of the broad and rapid Ness, which rolls through a plain diversified by hills, some of which are of tabulated form, and enters the Murray Firth at a short distance below. It is crossed by an old-fashioned bridge, built in the reign of Charles the Second. The modern entrance to the town is on a level much higher than the ancient, which is still indicated by an arch, forming part of an adjoining house. Near the bridge is an eminence, on which stood formerly the old Fort. The streets are neither broad nor handsome; but the shops are good. A square contains the townhouse, and the churches boast of ornamental spires. The population of the town and parish amounts to 14,000 persons: it contains three churches of the Kirk of Scotland, and a small Episcopalian chapel. The description of the buildings of Inverness I leave to guide-books. Of the jail Mr. Anderson observes, that it is very defective and confined, both in regard to the accommodation of the county, and the comfort of prisoners; but a Inverness enjoyed a very profitable trade in corn and skins, from 1698, under the protection of a charter from James the Sixth, to 1745, when it was interrupted by the public troubles. The aristocratic indisposition of the lairds to commercial undertakings, is assigned as a reason for its having made but little progress-f. spacious new court-house, record-office, and county-rooms, are in progress of erection, on the Castle-hill, and perhaps a jail may afterwards be added to them. With all its defects, he remarks, this jail must have been regarded ...

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Title:Sketches of the coasts and islands of Scotland, and of the Isle of ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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