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Abercairny


(Abercairney)

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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Abercairney, the seat of Charles Home Drummond Moray, Esq., in Fowlis-Wester parish, Perthshire, stands 1¼ mile NNW of a station of its own name on the Caledonian, which station is 4¼ miles E of Crieff. The present mansion-a splendid Gothic edifice-was building in 1842, when on 12 Sept. the Queen ' got out a moment to look at it: &c. and it was enlarged in 1873. The surrounding estate has belonged to the Morays since 1299, when Sir John Moray de Drumsargard wedded Mary, sole daughter of Malise, Earl of Stratherne: its present holder owns 24,980 acres in the shire, of £14,311, 9s. annual value. Conspicuous in the beautiful grounds are a Spanish chestnut, a sycamore, and a bare gaunt ash tree, 90 feet high, and girthing 20 at 3 feet from the ground.

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