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TITLE
Inverness Harbour
EXTERNAL ID
AB_INVTOWNHOUSE07_70
PLACENAME
Inverness
DATE OF IMAGE
1901
PERIOD
1900s
CREATOR
Charles de Lacy
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
445
KEYWORDS
Inverness Town House, paintings
Charles de Lacy
Inverness Harbour
harbours
ports
Shore Street
coal
bridges
railways
Inverness and Ross-shire railway
Joseph Mitchell
Inverness Harbour

This painting of 'Inverness Harbour' by Charles de Lacy (c1860-1936) hangs in Inverness Town House, in the Provost Room.

Painted in 1901 the view is from Shore Street Quay towards the town. Inverness had been an important port trading with the Mediterranean and the East since medieval times. Despite the coming of the railways heavier goods still came in by sea and Shore Street Quay was developed to allow the docking of boats bringing coal.

A steam train is crossing the railway bridge over the River Ness. The bridge was built in 1862 by Joseph Mitchell for the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway. It was swept away after three days of torrential rain in February 1989. The spires of the Old High Church and the Free North Church can be seen in the distance.

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Inverness Harbour

1900s

Inverness Town House, paintings; Charles de Lacy; Inverness Harbour; harbours; ports; Shore Street; coal; bridges; railways; Inverness and Ross-shire railway; Joseph Mitchell

Am Baile

Inverness Town House 2007

This painting of 'Inverness Harbour' by Charles de Lacy (c1860-1936) hangs in Inverness Town House, in the Provost Room.<br /> <br /> Painted in 1901 the view is from Shore Street Quay towards the town. Inverness had been an important port trading with the Mediterranean and the East since medieval times. Despite the coming of the railways heavier goods still came in by sea and Shore Street Quay was developed to allow the docking of boats bringing coal.<br /> <br /> A steam train is crossing the railway bridge over the River Ness. The bridge was built in 1862 by Joseph Mitchell for the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway. It was swept away after three days of torrential rain in February 1989. The spires of the Old High Church and the Free North Church can be seen in the distance.