Innerpeffray Castle

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Innerpeffrey, a castle in the detached section of Monzie parish, Perthshire, on the left bank of the river Earn, 1¾ mile SSE of Innerpeffrey station on the Perth, Methven, and Crieff branch of the Caledonian, this being 2¼ miles ESE of Crieff. Built about 1610 by James Drummond, first Lord Madderty, it is now a ruin, though the outer walls, the staircase, and some of the rooms are fairly entire. Innerpeffrey Chapel, ¼ mile nearer the station, since 1508 has been the buryingplace of the noble family of Drummond; close by it is an endowed school with a library, founded in 1691 with a bequest of David, third Lord Madderty. The library contains between 2000 and 3000 volumes, among them some black-letter works, and a small French Bible of 1632, bearing the autograph of the great Marquis of Montrose.—Ord. Sur., sh. 47, 1869.

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