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TITLE
The Drawing Room, Dunvegan Castle
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_02_031_0881
PLACENAME
Dunvegan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14418
KEYWORDS
Dunvegan Castle
interior
Macleods
Clan MacLeod
The Drawing Room, Dunvegan Castle

The earliest portion of this elegant room in Dunvegan Castle dates from the latter part of the 14th century when it had been the Great Hall, just a few feet from the dungeon pit. The medieval kitchens on the floor below were reached by the staircase still usable today, but there was no accommodation above. Alterations by the 23rd Chief of the MacLeods in the 1790s, created an altogether more comfortable and stylish home for his wife (featured in the painting) and family, brought to Skye from colonial life in India. The portrait is of Sarah, the second wife of General Norman MacLeod whom he married in 1784, painted by Johann Zoffany.

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The Drawing Room, Dunvegan Castle

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1970s

Dunvegan Castle; interior; Macleods; Clan MacLeod

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The earliest portion of this elegant room in Dunvegan Castle dates from the latter part of the 14th century when it had been the Great Hall, just a few feet from the dungeon pit. The medieval kitchens on the floor below were reached by the staircase still usable today, but there was no accommodation above. Alterations by the 23rd Chief of the MacLeods in the 1790s, created an altogether more comfortable and stylish home for his wife (featured in the painting) and family, brought to Skye from colonial life in India. The portrait is of Sarah, the second wife of General Norman MacLeod whom he married in 1784, painted by Johann Zoffany.