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Megginch Castle, Chapel And Burial Ground

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned), Mausoleum (Period Unassigned), Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Megginch Castle, Chapel And Burial Ground

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned), Mausoleum (Period Unassigned), Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Megginch Castle Policies

Canmore ID 78245

Site Number NO22SW 1.10

NGR NO 23993 24462

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO22SW 1.10 23993 24462.

(NO 2399 2445) Chapel (NAT) (Disused)

OS 6" map (1861)

Chapel (NR) (Disused)

OS 6" map (1901)

This chapel was erected in 1679 and was rebuilt in 1781. It was formerly used as a chapel, but is now used as part of the family burial place.

Name Book 1860.

As described above. In the west corner of the building at the wall-head is a stone with the date '1679', and below it another with the inscription 'Rebuilt 1781'.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 10 June 1964.

In trees, some 200m to the WSW of Megginch Castle (NO22SW 1.00), there is a chapel which waas built in 1679 (date on skew) and rebuilt in 1781.

Visited by RCAHMS (IMS/PC) August 1989.

Architecture Notes

NO22SW 1.10 23993 24462.

Information from Dr A R Somerville, Cheshire, in letter dated 8.8.89.

"On my last trip I did manage to get into Megginch Castle. They have a small lectern dial made in C19 by Lady Strange's grandfather, which I think is listed, but they have now found the C17 original from which itwas copied and which has the the initials SPH and DMS - Sir Peter Day and Dame Maria Scrimgeour, who were married about 1630. They also have a wall dial - overgrown by wisteria - which is flaking badly now and the date has been lost, but Lady Strange remembers it clearly as 1575, so it is a very early one."

A late 17th century type sundial, with an inscription dated 1890 on it, stands next to the small burial ground adjoining the chapel (An Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, Volume 4 page 211).

Anne Cassells, 2 July 2009.


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