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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MEGGINCH CASTLE Megginch Castle Megginch Castle Megginch Castle J. Murray Drummond Esq. proprietor
James Stewart
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
099 [Situation] In the N. [North] western portion of the parish.-

A Castle with offices and Garden attached and Surrounded by Ornamental Grounds & Grass parks; it is Situated about a mile N. [North] West from the Village of Errol. -- The old part of the Castle is Said to have been built about the midd [middle] of the 16th. Century, and was evidently a place of great strength as the numerous loopholes etc still existing in the Walls testify. Over one of the Windows is a Stone Tablet bearing an Inscription and the date 1575 The Castle has undergone numerous repairs and received additions, the last of which was about the year 1830, as appears from a Tablet in the Wall over the chief entrance which bears the Arms etc of Admiral Drummond of Megginch and the date 1830. The whole building is in the Castellated Style and in excellent repair; it is the property & Residence of John Murray Drummond Esq. of Megginch. -
DUNDEE AND PERTH RAILWAY Dundee and Perth Railway See name Sheets for Sheet 54.9 No. 11 Town of Dundee 1/500 Scale

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Parish of Errol -- Sheet 99 No. 2 -- Trace 6

[Note] -- The oldest entire building now in the parish
is Megginch Castle. It bears the following inscription -
" Petrus Hay ædificium extruxit A.D. 1575" -- New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Perthshire page 386

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