List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CHAPEL (In Ruins) [Rothesay Castle] Chapel (In Ruins) 204.06 On the east side of the court are the ruins of the Chapel a plain looking oblong building 2 stories high, but roofless "We stand where Kings once fought & Monks did pray Hundreds of years ago, who now are in the clay"
BLOODY STAIR [Rothesay Castle] Bloody Stair 204.06 At the east end of the Chapel, is a stair leading to the top of the wall, which bears the title of the Bloody Stair, supposed to be so called from some tragic event which took place upon it.
GREAT STAIR [Rothesay Castle] Great Stair 204.06 Between the Great Stair and the chapel there is the foundation of a house 34 feet by 27; it had a fire place in the centre, formed by 4 free stones on edge, within which, (when the castle, about 30 years ago, by the Marquis of Bute's Orders, was examined, and cleaned out by about 80 men)was found peat ashes, near the top of the rubbish was found a small coin of King James VI"
Betwixt the Chapel and the entrance of the S. E. [South East] tower, there is the foundation of a small building; a range of buildings, 74 feet by 33, extended along the south side of the court; the east end of this range has a neat hewn Stone base, and appears to have had a wide gate; about the middle of the building, there is a paved fire place, about 7 feet Square; there was a small fireplace near the east end, and another in the apartment at the west end. There was also a range of buildings along the west side of the court.
THORN [Rothesay Castle] Old Thorn Tree 204.06 "In the court of the Castle of Rothesay there is a remarkable Thorn Tree of great height which at the distance of 3 feet from the ground measures 6 ft 3 inches in circumference. Last year (1844) it fell from its own weight and now lies prostrate with half of its roots uncovered but still vigorous in growth." New Stat Acct. [Statistical Account]

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"In the Royal Castle of Rothesay there was a
Chapel dedicated to St. Michael, & served by
two Chaplains who at one time, if not permanently
officiated also in the Royal Chapel of St. Bride
within the Burgh." Origines Parochiales.

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