Last week I hinted that I would show you where I think the Castle kitchens might have been... the truth is, I think the kitchens moved throughout the complex during it's approximately 600 year use. Today I'm going to show you one of the "outdoor" spaces. I'm sure it used to have a roof, yet it's detached from the main castle tower and walls. Let's take a look at what I think might have been the ancient kitchens and/or stables.
Concrete!! Reenforced concrete to be exact.
Why am I fascinated by concrete? Because reinforced concrete wasn't invented until 1849 by Joseph Monier and the first house was built with it by François Coignet in 1853.
This Castle was used until 1945...so it was only in the last 75 years of its use that concrete would have been introduced. In the picture below you can see it on the ground, but if you look to the far left corner you can see moulded concrete "basins."
Also in this "room," in the far corner is another clue. Take a look below!
Care for a closer look?
I'll hope to see you next week as we further explore these "detached" buildings at Mugdock Castle.
Blessings on your Journey,