Small gun at a Scottish Castle
Culzean Castle is a castle overlooking the Firth of Clyde, near Maybole, Carrick, in South Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland. It is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy, but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The clifftop castle lies within the Culzean Castle Country Park and is opened to the public. From 1972 until 2015, an illustration of the castle was featured on the reverse side of five pound notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.
An article in Country Life describes some of the cannons at Culzean Castle by Agnes Stamp dated 4th June 2013 describes a John Brown cannon amongst the big collection held there.
Country Life notes
A small gun has “C. R.” and a crowned rose. “Mountjoy Earle of Newport, Master General of the Ordnance. John Browne made this piece, 1640.-2-0.4.”
Type: Small Gun
Gunfounder: John Browne
Weight: -2-0.4. (needs checking)
Distinctive markings: Charles I Royal cypher. Mountjoy Earle of Newport, Master General of the Ordnance. John Browne made this piece, 1640.
Current Location: Culzean Castle, Scotland
Photos: National Trust for Scotland