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Dalguise


Perth and Kinross

A hamlet in central Perth and Kinross, Dalguise lies to the west of the River Tay, 4 miles (6.5 km) northwest of Dunkeld. The Dalguise Estate was given to the church of Dunkeld by William the Lyon (1143 - 1214) and later fell into the hands of the Stewart family. Dating from 1753, the author of children's books Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943) spent eleven summers at Dalguise House with her family between 1871 and 1881. The Dalguise Pillar, a carved stone column with Corinthian details and spiral fluting topped by a unicorn, probably dates from the 18th century and may have been a market cross. It is now to be found in the Birnam Institute, 5 miles (8 km) to the south.

The nearby Dalguise railway viaduct on the Inverness line was built in 1861-63 to a design by the engineer Joseph Mitchell (1803-83).


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