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Oblique aerial view of Drummond Castle in the snow.

SC 757739

Description Oblique aerial view of Drummond Castle in the snow.

Date 1993

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 757739

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 12168 CN

Scope and Content Aerial view of Drummond Castle, Perth & Kinross This aerial view shows the gardens and castle in winter, with the patterns of the formal parterre breaking through the snow. The trees, clipped hedges and paths are arranged into the shape of a saltire (Scottish flag) with inset coronets (small crowns) from the family coat of arms, bounded by walls. A kitchen garden with fruit cages can be seen bottom left. Drummond Castle had well established gardens by the 17th century, but the present parterre was not laid out until the 1820s by Lewis Kennedy (estate factor and former gardener to the (Empress Josephine) for Clementina Drummond and her husband 21st Baron Willoughby de Eresby. The garden was replanted by Phyllis Astor in the 1950s. Drummond Castle was built c.1490, but the complex visible today consists of a gatehouse which was added in 1630-6 by architect John Mylne III (1611-67) and an L-plan mansion built for the 4th Earl of Perth in 1689. The mansion was extended in the 18th or early 19th century, and remodelled in Baronial style into its present form by architect G T Ewing in 1878 and 1900. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/18) 1993 Photographs

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