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Monzie Castle

Country House (18th Century), Tower House (17th Century)

Site Name Monzie Castle

Classification Country House (18th Century), Tower House (17th Century)

Canmore ID 25444

Site Number NN82SE 23

NGR NN 87379 24502

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Crieff
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN82SE 23 87379 24502

(NN 8737 2449) Monzie Castle (NAT)

OS 6" map (1959)

Monzie Castle is a small, L-shaped,early 17th century house to which a vast mansion in the pseudo-castellated style was added in the early 19th century. Although the modern work much overshadows the old, the original house still stands almost unaltered externally.

A doorway in the wing has the date 1634 above it with the arms of Campbell and Graham. A circular shot-hole protects the doorway. Garderobes in the thickness of the walling of the west wing may represent an earlier fortalice on the same site.

N Tranter 1963

As described above.

Visited by OS (RD) 17 November 1966.

Architecture Notes

NN82SE 23 87379 24502

NN82SE 47 87279 24441 Walled Garden

NN82SE 48 87608 24557 Bridge (over Shaggle Burn)

NN82SE 49 86279 24236 West Lodge

NN82SE 50 87251 24386 Ice-house

NN82SE 109 87646 24263 Ice-house

NN82SE 175 86670 24328 Mid Lodge

NN82SE 176 88391 24100 East Lodge


Owner: Douglas Maitland Makgill Crichton

Architect: John Paterson c. 1797

Sir Robert Lorimer - reconstruction 1908-1912 (interior)

NMRS: 37 drawings by R S lorimer for repairs c. 1909

The owner says there are no Lorimer plans etc at Monzie IRG 31/4/80

NMRS/ Simpson & Brown photographs

Box 1 album no 1

interiors and exteriors 1981-2, 1985


Ground Survey (April 2009 - April 2009)

Survey of the terraced garden to the south east of Monzie Castle and the nearby mound where a Chinese temple previously stood.


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