Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century mural decorations at the House of Kinneil, Bo'ness, West Lothian
Enclosure, Wall, Enclosures, Dating Evidence
Upper Palaeolithic, Early Postglacial
During the reign of James V the close connection between the Scottish Royal Court and that of France had a marked influence on the plastic art and architecture of Scotland and this is illustrated by the mural decorations at the House of Kinneil. From 1546 to 1550 large sums were spent on building and furnishing the tower at Kinneil, and in 1553 the foundation of the Palace was laid. The surviving murals are described in detail and many illustrations are included.