Strathallan Castle

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Strathallan Castle, the seat of Viscount Strathallan, in Blackford parish, Perthshire, near the right bank of Machany Water, 3 miles NNW of Auchterarder. Standing rather high, amid a perfect sea of noble woods, it is a fine and substantial edifice, in which the Baronial style predominates. The exterior is comparatively modern, but the centre is of some antiquity. James, second son of the second Lord Drummond, in 1609 was raised to the peerage as Baron Maderty ; and William, the fourth Lord Maderty, in 1686 was further ennobled as Viscount Strathallan. William, fourth Viscount, a zealous Jacobite, fell at Culloden (1746) ; and the forfeited titles were not restored till 1824 to his grandson, James Andrew Drummond, M.P., whose son, William Henry, seventh Viscount (b. 1810 ; suc. 1851), holds 7208 acres in the shire, valued at £7612 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 47, 1869. See chap. xxvi. Of T. Hunter's Woods and Estates of Perthshire (1883).

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