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Linlithgow in West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Linlithgow Palace

West Range

 
 
Linlithgow Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 1, 2011
1. Linlithgow Palace Marker
Inscription. English
The west range, the plainest of the four fronts of the palace, was completed about 1504 in the reign of James IV. The row of large rectangular windows at the first floor level represent a suite of royal rooms: from left to right, the King's bedchamber, followed by an intervening lobby, two windows for the presence chamber and two more for the King's hall. These two rooms would have looked our over a pleasance or garden, laid out on the level piece of ground on which you are now standing. The Queen's suite of rooms was on the floor above; but while it mirrored the King's in its planning, most of its windows opened on the inner courtyard.

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The battlements were added by the mason, Nicolas Jackson in 1504. The smoother masonry towards the right-hand corner represents the thickening added to the south front by James V in the 1530s, to make the palace look symmetrical when viewed from the south.

French
Le front oust, le moins beau des quatre fronts du palais, fut terminé vers 1504 pendant le règne de James IV. La rangée de larges fenêtres rectangulaires au premier étage représentent la suite des appartements du roi; de gauche à droite, la chabre du roi, suivie d'un vestibule intermédiaire, deux fenêtres pour la sale du trône et encore deux pour
Close up of the picture on the Linlithgow Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 1, 2011
2. Close up of the picture on the Linlithgow Palace Marker
las salle de reception du roi. Cs pièces donnaient sur un jardin de plaisance tracé sur le terrain horizontal où vous vous tenez en ce moment. Les appartements de la reine se trouvaient à l'étage au-dessus. Mais alors qu'ils reflétaient le tracé de ceux du roi, la plupart des fenêtres donnaient sure la cour interiéure.

German
Der Westbereich, die einfachste der vier Seiten des Palasts, wurde etwa im Jahre 1504 während der Herrschaft von James IV fertiggestellt. Die Reihe rechteckiger froßer Fenster im ersten Stock repräsentieren eine königliche Suite: von links nach rechts das Schlafzimmer des Königs, ein Aufenthaltsbereich, zwei Fenster für das Audienzzimmer und zwei weitere für die Halle des Königs. Die Aussicht dieser Räumlichkeiten war über Rasenbereich oder Garten, der sich auf der ebenen Fläche befand, wo Sie jetzt stehen. Die Räumlichkeiten der Königin waren befanden sich im Stockwerk darüber und obwohl die räumliche Planung der des Königsgleivch war, gingen die Fenster in den Innenhof hinaus.
 
Erected by Historic Scotland.
 
Location. 55° 58.692′ N, 3° 36.094′ W. Marker is in Linlithgow, Scotland, in West Lothian. Marker can be reached from Kirkgate Street just north of Market Lane. Touch for map.
Linlithgow Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 1, 2011
3. Linlithgow Palace Marker
The statue sits on the left as you come up through the Linlithgow Palace gates on Kirkgate Street. Marker is in this post office area: Linlithgow, Scotland EH49 7AL, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackness Castle (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); Wallacestone Memorial (approx. 8.3 kilometers away); Sir John De Graeme Memorial (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); Captain William Edmonstone and the Dollar Family (approx. 11.7 kilometers away); Colonel Robert Munro (approx. 11.7 kilometers away); Sir John de Graeme (approx. 11.7 kilometers away); Sir John Stewart (approx. 11.7 kilometers away); The Bute Memorial (approx. 11.7 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Linlithgow Palace. Mary Queen of Scots was born at Linlithgow Palace in 1542.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Scotland- Linlithgow Palace. (Submitted on July 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
2. Biography Mary Queen of Scots. (Submitted on July 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Mary Queen of Scots Statue and Linlithgow Palace image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, May 31, 2015
4. Mary Queen of Scots Statue and Linlithgow Palace
Mary looking toward Linlithgow Palace.
Linlithgow Palace image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 1, 2011
5. Linlithgow Palace
Linlithgow Palace 2 image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 1, 2011
6. Linlithgow Palace 2
Mary Queen of Scots Statue image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, May 31, 2015
7. Mary Queen of Scots Statue
Mary Queen of Scots Right image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, May 31, 2015
8. Mary Queen of Scots Right
St Michael's Church in the distance
Mary Queen of Scots Statue image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, May 31, 2015
9. Mary Queen of Scots Statue
The statue was unveiled in 2015.
Mary Queen of Scots Statue Base (front) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, May 31, 2015
10. Mary Queen of Scots Statue Base (front)
Mary Queen of Scots Statue Base (right) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, May 31, 2015
11. Mary Queen of Scots Statue Base (right)
Mary Queen of Scots Statue Base (left) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, May 31, 2015
12. Mary Queen of Scots Statue Base (left)
Mary Queen of Scots Statue Base (back) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, May 31, 2015
13. Mary Queen of Scots Statue Base (back)
Mary Queen of Scots Base image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, May 31, 2015
14. Mary Queen of Scots Base
Closeup of base with Scottish Thistle and Fleur-de-lis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,166 times since then and 1,165 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   2. submitted on September 25, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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