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Blair Drummond  Perthshire

 

In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Blair Drummond like this:

Blair-Drummond, an estate, with a village and a mansion, in Kincardine parish, Perthshire. The village stands near the right bank of the Teith, 6 miles NW of Stirling, and 2 SSE of Doune; comprises an elegant range of cottages inhabited by families who are employed, from father to son, on the estate; and has a post office under Stirling. ...


The mansion, near the village, is a large, neat, modern edifice, with a richly-wooded park, and is a seat of Chs. Home Drummond Moray, Esq. of Abercairney. The estate extends southward to the Forth; and includes, along the banks of that river, a large alluvial tract of 1500 acres, Blairdrummond Moss, formerly overlaid by deep bog, and ingeniously reclaimed in the first four decades of this century by cutting away the bog piecemeal, and sending it adrift on the river. A reach of Roman road, a number of small Roman relics, two curious ancient wooden wheels, and the skeleton of a whale were found in the bog during the work of reclamation.

Blair Drummond through time

Blair Drummond is now part of Stirling district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stirling has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Blair Drummond itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Blair Drummond, in Stirling and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/21981

Date accessed: 20th November 2018


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