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Bonhard House

Country House (19th Century), Grave Slab (18th Century), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Bonhard House

Classification Country House (19th Century), Grave Slab (18th Century), Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Polkil Tower; Polkmyl House; Springfield; Bonhard House Policies

Canmore ID 28156

Site Number NO12NW 27

NGR NO 14840 25704

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO12NW 27.00 14840 25704

(NO 1484 2573) Bonhard House (NAT)

on site of Castle (NR)

OS 6"map, (1938).

NO12NW 27.01 NO 14846 25894 Dovecot

'Polkmyl House or Polkil Tower'.

Information from M E C Stewart 29 August 1953.

'There are....the remains of an old castle in Lower Springfield, the greater part of which is now in ruins. It has been twice burned to the ground'.

New Statistical Account (NSA written by Rev J Craik) 1845.

The former name of Bonhard House was Springfield, and in 1741 it bore the name of Pockmiln. The present house is of no historical interest.

Information from MS of 'The dovecots of Scotland' by A N Robertson, 419-20.


Field Visit (4 October 1963)

There are no remains of the castle to be seen. The present house at NO 1483 2571 is modern.

Visited by OS (RDL), 4 October 1963.

Field Visit (20 June 1989)

There are no visible remains of the house or tower of Polkmyl, which probably stood on or close to the site of the present house at Bonhard (1847x9). However, in a field about 160m to the N, there is an 18th-century dovecot (NO12NW 27.01), and within the garden at Bonhard, close to the pond, there is an 18th-century grave-slab.

Visited by RCAHMS (IMS/PC) 20 June 1989.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845.


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