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Stobhall

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Stobhall. a mansion in Cargill parish, Perthshire, on a high narrow tongue of land, on the wooded left bank of the river Tay, 8 miles N by E of Perth. It is an old edifice, bearing date 1578, but supposed to have been founded fully 400 years earlier. The chapel - probably once the banquet-hall - has a curious painted roof, with representations of all the kings of the earth; and its windows are now filled with stained heraldic glass. The gardens are a miniature of those at Drummond Castle; and many of the trees on the estate are of great size and beauty. By his marriage, in 1360, with the daughter and co-heiress of Sir William de Montifex, justiciar of Scotland, the estate went to Sir John Drummond, and has continued in the possession of his descendants, the mansion being now the residence of Lady Willoughby de Eresby's factor.—Ord. Sur., sh. 48, 1868. See Drummond Castle and chap. xxviii. of T. Hunter's Woods and Estates of Perthshire (1883).

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