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Meggernie Castle

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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Meggernie Castle, a mansion in Fortingall parish, Perthshire, on the left bank of the river Lyon, near the head of the inhabited part of Glenlyon, 22 miles W by S of Aberfeldy. Approached by a stately lime-tree avenue, the finest in Scotland, it comprises, with later additions, a lofty square baronial tower of the 15th century, with high-peaked roof, four corner bartizans, and walls 5 feet in thickness. The estate, with a rental of £4500, extends over 32,000 acres-all hill-grazing, with fine grouse moors, and 13,000 acres of it deer forest. In Sept. 1883 it was sold by W. G. Steuart-Menzies, Esq. of Culdares, for £103,000 to John Bullough, Esq. of Accrington.—Ord. Sur., sh. 54, 1873. See a long article in The Times for 27 Sept. 1883.

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