Cargill's Castle

Graffiti problem at castle

Graffiti problem at castle

The crumbling walls of Cargill's Castle are being used by vandals as a canvas for brightly coloured graffiti, to the dismay of hopeful restorers.

High-tech tool gives a new view on old castle ruins

High-tech tool gives a new view on old castle ruins

A high-tech scanning tool much-used in Britain gave Dunedin heritage experts a new perspective on Cargill's Castle yesterday.

Cargill's Castle model completed

Cargill's Castle model completed

Until recently, Warren Justice was best known to his grandchildren as a "pretty neat" doll's-house builder.

Heritage tour sellout

The Cargill's Castle Trust has raised almost $9000 from its 12th annual Heritage Homes Tour, which was a sellout.

Their house, their castle

Their house, their castle

For years Cargill's Castle has been a ruin, but in the late 1950s and early 1960s, former Dunedin woman Val Wilson called it home. Janice Murphy goes with her on a trip down memory lane.

Saving the ruins

Saving the ruins

Perched on the windswept cliffs above St Clair, Cargill's Castle has been part of the lives of generations of Dunedin people.

'All that art and science could accomplish'

'All that art and science could accomplish'

The Cliffs, now known as Cargill's Castle, was built by Edward Bowes Cargill in 1876. It was designed in the Italianate style by renowned architect F. W. Petre, who married Edward's daughter, Margaret, after a romance that began during the building of The Cliffs.

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