Pictorial blethers

By blethers

Old Dunoon

The bottom of Kirk Street feels as if at least the last half-century had never happened. It's a sadly dilapidated bit of history, running behind the site of the mediaeval Dunoon Castle on the top of the hill looking out over the Firth of Clyde; the rubble wall on the right of this photo runs round the hill, balanced on outcrops of wall, and is B-listed. 

The history of this area can be found here, though I found it a sketchy document. It does, however, provide the interesting comment that "the narrow street pattern formed around the hill behind Castle Gardens. Tom‐A‐ Mhoid Road bends and rises around the western boundary ascending to The High Kirk at Church Square before converging with Kirk Street and School Brae. This organic and quite distinctive old street pattern preserves a sense of connection to the period when Castle House was constructed at the early part of 19th century and Dunoon was no more than a small Highland township, with a few cottages assembled around the village church."

I would love to time-travel back a couple of centuries and see this street then; today it was merely a route I took home in order to have a more interesting blip photo than the wide grey expanse of the Firth of Clyde.

I've had enough of grey seascapes!

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