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Walled Garden, Murie House

A Category C Listed Building in Errol, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3865 / 56°23'11"N

Longitude: -3.238 / 3°14'16"W

OS Eastings: 323656

OS Northings: 722267

OS Grid: NO236222

Mapcode National: GBR 26.1QHD

Mapcode Global: WH6QG.7QBX

Plus Code: 9C8R9QP6+HQ

Entry Name: Walled Garden, Murie House

Listing Name: Murie Walled Garden Including Gatepiers and Ancillary Buildings

Listing Date: 21 September 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395596

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48190

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Errol

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Parish: Errol

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Probably earlier and mid 19th century. Large, rectangular-plan walled garden with centre dividing wall.

N AND NE WALLS: flat ashlar-coped red brick with pedestrian door to centre N.

S, SE AND SW WALLS: coped rubble.

NW WALL: flat ashlar-coped rubble with droved ashlar margins to pedestrian entrance.

E-W DIVIDING WALL: flat ashlar-coped rubble.

GATEPIERS: sited to centre of W wall. Flat-coped square-section ashlar gatepiers with base of finial to S pier and obelisk finial (fallen to ground) to N pier.

ANCILLARY BUILDINGS: small rectangular-plan slated rubble 2-storey ancillary (apple house?) to N of centre of W wall. Gablehead stack and weathervane finial to S, small gablehead opening to N and window (converted from door) to E. Graded grey slates.

Semi-derelict lean-to ancillary to S of dividing wall. Flat-coped rubble screen wall (former greenhouse wall?) with ashlar dressings, lean-to rubble structure to N with small gothic-arched windows and remains of delicate decorative astragals to E, NE and NW: interior with stone fireplace.

Statement of Interest

Murie Park was sold in December 1872 to John Broun Broun-Morison Esq of Finderlie and West Errol, for the sum of ?78,500. Murie House was demolished some years ago and the nearby limestone quarry ceased production before the end of the 19th century. The Celtic Cross on Law Knoll (listed separately) and walled garden are all that remains. Property now part of Errol Park Estate.

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