Perth and Kinross

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Yale University Press, 2007 M01 1 - 802 pages

Perth and Kinross, at the geographical heart of Scotland, contains a wide diversity of buildings including the remains of a Roman line of forts and watch towers, carved stones erected by the warrior aristocracy of the sixth to ninth centuries, the inventive medieval Dunkeld Cathedral, and the island fortress of Lochleven Castle. Blair Castle's mid-eighteenth-century stucco work is unequalled in Scotland. A multitude of smaller country houses embrace a variety of styles, while Georgian and Victorian churches, many with superb stained glass, abound. Towns and villages range from Dunkeld, the epitome of a small Scottish burgh, to the Royal burgh of Perth.

This is the tenth volume in the Buildings of Scotland series.

 

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Contents

THE ROMANS IN PERTH AND KINROSS
16
MEDIEVAL CHURCHES
30
MAUSOLEA MONUMENTS GRAVEYARDS AND STATUES
55
PALACES MANSIONS AND COUNTRY HOUSES
72
ROADS RAILWAYS AND HARBOURS
91
RURAL MANSES FARMHOUSES AND STEADINGS
121
Burleigh Castle Ground floor plan RCAHMS
250
Castle Menzies Firstfloor plan RCAHMS
265
The Hermitage Engraving after a pastel
411
Kinfauns Castle Gallery Engraving after a painting
462
Kinross House Reconstruction of site plan of c 1685
485
Lochleven Castle Groundfloor plan RCAHMS
502
Meigle Museum Pictish stone Meigle 11 RCAHMS
520
Murthly Castle Plans of development RCAHMS
546
Perth View of city from J Slezer Theatrum Scotiae 1693
565
Perth Old Council Chambers Perspective The Builder
603

Culdees Castle Sketch reconstruction of elevations
307
Drummond Castle Site plan RCAHMS
320
Dunkeld Cathedral Plan RCAHMS
335
Dunning St Serfs Church Dupplin Cross J Stuart
351
Glasclune Castle Groundfloor plan RCAHMS
383
Gleneagles House Drawing of north front by David
398
Rossie Priory Mausoleum crossslab RCAHMS
682
GLOSSARY
747
INDEX OF ARTISTS
775
INDEX OF PLACES
789
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About the author (2007)

John Gifford is Head of Research of The Buildings of Scotland Trust and author or co-author of the Buildings of Scotland volumes on Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Fife, Highland and Islands, and Stirling and Central Scotland.

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