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Murthly Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Little Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5416 / 56°32'29"N

Longitude: -3.5114 / 3°30'41"W

OS Eastings: 307158

OS Northings: 739866

OS Grid: NO071398

Mapcode National: GBR V4.MXV7

Mapcode Global: WH5NF.1V50

Plus Code: 9C8RGFRQ+JC

Entry Name: Murthly Castle

Listing Name: Murthly Castle

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343722

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11146

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200343722

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Parish: Little Dunkeld

Traditional County: Perthshire

Tagged with: Castle

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Large F-plan. Oldest part S.W. tower, 4-storey and attic 16th

cent. tower house probably incorporating earlier work:

turrets N.E. and S.W.; angle finial N.W. Early 17th cent.

onwards, additions on E 2-storey and attics (later remodelled

to 2-storey) with 4-storey crowstepped tower; T-plan addition

on N. 3-storey with swept dormer heads. 2-storey entrance

hall, pedimented with Venetian doorway at 1st floor level,

curved outside staircase with 3-arch loggia below c.1725-40

reputedly, and in the manner of Wm. Adam. Piend roof

addition to N. wing 3-storey c.1800. E. end of E. wing

reconstructed as dining-room with hammer beam roof, large

2-storey addition with square angle tower having pyramid roof (dormerheads of 1666, 1673, and 1677 incorporated) containing

notable ballroom and staircase with fine painted ceilings,

c.1875. Middle wing rebuilt 1893 A. Duncan (Clerk of Works,

Murthly) archt., (? from sketch designs by Leadbetter and


Statement of Interest

A Group with Walled Garden, garden house.

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