Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Belmont

Belmont, a mansion in Meigle parish, Perthshire, ¾ mile S of Meigle village. A large, elegant, modern edifice adjoined to an old tower, it stands on a gentle eminence about 200 feet above sea-level; and is a seat of Edw. Montagu-Stuart Wortley-Mackenzie, first Earl of Wharncliffe (cre. 1876; b. 1827), and owner of 1940 acres in the shire, valued at £4214 per annum. Its park contains a tumulus and a block of granite which are popularly associated with the history of Macbeth.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a mansion"   (ADL Feature Type: "residential sites")
Administrative units: Meigle ScoP       Perthshire ScoCnty

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