Innerpeffray

Innerpeffray is a hamlet in Perthshire, Scotland, 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Crieff. It is located on a raised promontory among beech woodland above the River Earn. A fording point across the river can still be used, on what is the line of a Roman Road.

The settlement mainly consists of an early complete and very important group of educational and religious buildings, all founded, built or rebuilt by the Drummond family of Strathearn.

Collegiate Chapel of St Mary

Innerpeffray Collegiate Church is an early-16th-century church. It is a scheduled monument.[1]

John Drummond, 1st Lord Drummond is buried here. Sir John Drummond 2nd of Innerpeffray (who built this chapel) is buried here, as well.

Innerpeffray Library

Innerpeffray Library is a historic subscription library and was the first lending library in Scotland.[2] The current library building was completed in 1762 and is Category A listed.[3]

Innerpeffray Castle

Innerpeffray Castle is a ruined fortalice in private ownership. It was built by James Drummond, 1st Baron Maderty, on the corner of a Roman marching camp. Drummond Castle to the southwest of Crieff is the current Drummond family seat. The castle and the site of the Roman camp are both protected as scheduled monuments.[4][5]

Innerpeffray railway station

Innerpeffray railway station to the north, now disused, served the hamlets of Innerpeffray and Millhills.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. Historic Environment Scotland. "Innerpeffray Collegiate Church (SM90170)". Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. "Innerpeffray Library". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
  3. Historic Environment Scotland. "Innerpeffray Library  (Category A) (LB5792)". Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  4. Historic Environment Scotland. "Innerpeffray Castle (SM5435)". Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. Historic Environment Scotland. "Innerpeffray Wood,Roman camps S of (SM3775)". Retrieved 22 March 2019.

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