Basic Site Details

Name: Castle of Innerpeffray
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: It is announced that Colonel Hay who recently succeeded to the estate at Interpeffray, a few miles to the east of Crieff, is about to have the ruins of the ancient Castle of Interpeffray restored. The castle is situated on the north bank of the river Earn and within a very short distance of the ancient church and library of Interpeffray. The castle was built in the sixteenth century by James Drummond, first Lord Madderty. ..... The plans for the restoration are now, it is stated, in the hands of Mr George T Ewing, architect, Muthill [ British Architect 9 August 1901 Page 103]

INNERPEFFRAY. It is announced that Colonel Hay, who recently succeeded to the estate of Innerpeffray, a few miles to the east of Crieff, is about to have the ruins of the ancient Castle of Innerpeffrny restored. The castle was built in the 16th century by James Drummond, first Lord Madderty, and, like many other buildings at that period, was designed for a place of defence as well as a dwelling. The ground floor was mostly arched, with small windows, as they might be used for shooting out arrows or balls. Like many other old buildings, it had been mostly finished with oak; but a former Earl of Kinnoull, who was then the proprietor, is said to have ordered the best of the woodwork to be taken to erect offices at Dupplin Castle. The castle has been in ruins, it is said, for from 150 to 200 years ; but the walls appear still to be in a fair state of preservation, although partly overgrown with vegetation. The plans for the restoration are in the hands of Mr George T. Ewing, architect, Muthill.[Building News 9 August 1901 Page 174]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11901 Restoration 

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1George Turnbull EwingArchitectA1901 Restoration

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Hay, Colonel 

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect9 August 1901  p103
Item 2 of 2Building News9 August 1901  p174