West Perthshire Study Day – part I
This event is now combined with Part II on 12th October 2019.
Venue: Innerperffray Library (as well as Church, School and Castle) & Cloan House
Time: 11.00 – 16.00
Cost: £15 (includes Innerperffray admissions and tour; please bring a picnic lunch)
A study day to include visits to Innerpeffray Library, Collegiate Church, School and Castle, and later to Cloan House led by Adam Swan.
Innerpeffray belonged to the Drummond family, the Lords Maddertie. A chapel was here by 1365, became Collegiate Church in 1508 – remarkable surviving interior. The Church loft originally housed the first free lending library in Scotland in 1680; the unique library building adjacent built in 1758. The school was endowed by Lord Maddertie in the 1600s, the current school and schoolhouse building is c.1845 and has recently been refurbished and given an appropriate extension. The roofless castle is mid 1400s, remodelled 1610 by the 1st Lord Maddertie.
Cloan began as a modest 2-bay house. Bought by Robert Haldane and extended by Andrew Heiton of Perth in 1865: an “exuberant celebration of the Frenchified Scots Baronial”. Now back in the ownership of the Haldane descendants and being lovingly restored.
Visit based on own cars; bring a picnic lunch and supplement it with coffee and cake at the pop up café.
Cloan House by Tom Parnell licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0BACK