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Invermay House, Old House Of Invermay

Country House (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Invermay House, Old House Of Invermay

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 26546

Site Number NO01NE 85.02

NGR NO 06087 16206

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO01NE 85.02 06087 16206

For successor country house (NO 0607 1609), see NO01NE 85.00.

(NO 0608 1620) Old House of Invermay (NAT)

OS 6" map, Perthshire, 2nd ed., (1859)

The ruins of a tower and a few apartments are all that remain

of the Old House of Invermay. This was the former residence of the Belshes which fell into disuse c. 1770-80 when the present mansion was built (NSA 1845).

NSA 1845; Name Book 1860.

The Old House of Invermay has been completely restored during the last 20 years and a new roof added this year. On the south side of the building, above a doorway, is a stone with the date 1633 thought to have come from above a window (now bricked up) in the north side (Information from Lady Jean Wemyss, Invermay). The date is also considered to indicate a restoration (Meldrum 1926).

Visited by OS (E G C) 23 November 1965.

N Meldrum 1926.


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