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Meikleour House, a mansion in Caputh parish, Perthshire, near the left bank of the river Tay, ¾ mile above the Isla's influx, 2 miles NNW of Cargill station, and 4 S by W of Blairgowrie. As greatly enlarged in 1869 from designs by the late David Bryce, R.S.A., it is a stately château-like building, with extensive vineries and finely wooded grounds, its great beech hedge (1746) being 80 feet high and 1/3 mile long. It is the seat of the Dowager Marchioness of Lansdowne (b. 1819; suc. 1867), who in 1874, as sixth descendant of the first Lord Nairne (cre. 1681), was declared heir to the title of Baroness Nairne. She holds 9070 acres in the shire, valued at £8026 per annum. (See Auchtergaven.) Meikleour village, 5 furlongs N by E of the mansion, has a post office under Perth, an inn, a ` tron and jougs, a cross (1698), and fairs on the fourth Friday of June, the third Friday of August, and the fourth Friday of October.—Ord. Sur., sh. 48, 1868. See chap. xxxi. of Thos. Hunter's Woods and Estates of Perthshire (Perth, 1883).

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