Mugdrum, an estate in Newburgh and Abernethy parishes, NW Fife, comprising Mugdrum island in the Tay and lands on the S side of the river, all contiguous to the Perthshire boundary. Mugdrum island measures 7½ furlongs in length, 1¼ furlong in extreme breadth, and about 32 acres in area; and is mostly under cultivation. Mugdrum House, opposite the middle of the island, immediately W of Newburgh town, is a plain massive edifice of 1786, with extensive and finely-wooded grounds. Its owner, Edmund de Haya Paterson-BalfourHay, Esq. (b. 1849; suc. 1868), holds 2917 acres in Fife and Perthshire, valued at £7872 per annum. Mugdrum Cross, within the grounds, comprises a large oblong stone base, and a square stone pillar; displays, on its eastern face, in four compartments, very curious ancient sculptures; and is believed to have originally l ad arms, making it literally a cross.Ord. Sur., sh. 48, 1868.
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