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Castle Menzies  Perthshire

 

In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Castle Menzies like this:

Castle-Menzies, a mansion in Weem parish, Perthshire, in the valley of the Tay, on the southern slope of Weem Hill (1638 feet), 1½ mile WNW of Aberfeldy. A large and splendid castellated edifice, it was built partly in 1571, partly in 1840, and has a spacious semicircular park, containing some of the finest trees in Scotland. ...


Chief among them are the following, with height in feet and girth at 1 foot from the ground:-2 oaks (73,152/3; 80,142/3), 4 beeches (95,14½; 85,151/6; 80,9½; 90,14½), 3 sycamores (104¼, 25¼; 90,32ž; 100,18), 2 Spanish chestnuts (60,26½; 80,191/6), and an ash (83,131/12). See Trans. Highl. and Ag. Soc., 1879-81. Castle-Menzies is a seat of Sir Rt. Menzies of that ilk, seventh Bart. since 1665 (b. 1817; suc. 1844), who owns 32,784 acres in the shire, valued at £8554 per annum.

Additional information about this locality is available for Weem

Castle Menzies through time

Castle Menzies is now part of Perth and Kinross district. Click here for graphs and data of how Perth and Kinross has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Castle Menzies itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Castle Menzies, in Perth and Kinross and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/27048

Date accessed: 21st August 2019


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