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Moncreiffe House

A modern mansion which replaces an historic old house of 1679 which burned to the ground in 1957, Moncreiffe House lies beside the M90 motorway, beneath Moncreiffe Hill, a mile (1.6 km) north of Bridge of Earn in Perth and Kinross. The new house is not without architectural merit, having been built in a Gothic-revival style in 1962 by William Kininmonth (1904-88).

The Moncreiffe family have held the lands here since ancient times and the old house was a substantial square box of three storeys, an attic and a basement, by the Royal architect Sir William Bruce (1630 - 1710). It was not dissimilar to Bruce's own Kinross House. The door-piece from the old house is reused in the new.

The dilapidated Moncreiffe Chapel was first recorded in 1208. The walled garden was built in 1726, while a ruined lectern doocot dates from 1729 and the stables from 1821. The Tudor-Gothic southeast lodge is probably by William Burn and dates from 1825.


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