Perth and Kinross

Innerpeffray Library
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Innerpeffray Library

A locality close to the River Earn in the Strathearn district of Perth and Kinross, Innerpeffray lies 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Crieff. Innerpeffray Library, founded c.1680 by David Drummond, 3rd Lord Maddertie, the first free lending library in Scotland. The Collegiate Chapel of St. Mary adjacent to the Library was rebuilt in 1507-08 by the Drummond family. Also adjacent is an old school building also founded by David Drummond c.1680 and rebuilt in 1847. A quarter-mile (0.4 km) to the south lies the ruins of the 15th- Century Innerpeffray Castle, while a half-mile (1 km) to the northeast is Innerpeffray Wood. To the west and east, on opposite sides of the Earn, are the remains of Roman marching camps, which formed part of a line along the Gask Ridge.

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