Monzievaird, Old Parish Church And Ochtertyre Mausoleum

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Canmore ID 25445
Site Number NN82SE 24
NGR NN 85035 23453
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former County PERTHSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes

Old church of Monzievaird demolished to make site for Mausoleum & some carved tomb stones from do. now built in to Mausoleum. There are prints and 190?4 Negs for these in NLS Mss 6026/3.
The architect was Charles Heathcote Tatham (HMC from RA lists).

See also: NN82SW 38.00 Ochtertyre House
38.01 Ochtertyre House, Stables
38.02 Ochtertyre House, Middlethird Lodge
38.03 Ochtertyre House, Icehouse
38.04 Ochtertyre House, Garden Cottage
28 Ochtertyre House, Walled Garden
27 Ochtertyre House, Midlodge
NN82SE 128 Ochtertyre House, Granite Lodge

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Archaeological Notes

NN82SE 24.00 85035 23453 Mausoleum

NN82SE 24.01 85052 23447 Burial-Ground

(NN 8503 2345) Mausoleum On Site of Church of Monzievaird (NR)
OS 6" map (1959)

Built in 1809 on the site of the old parish church of Monzievaird and used as a place of burial for the Ochtertyre family.
Name Book 1863

In 1511 a partly of Murrays were killed when the church, in which they had taken refuge, was burned by the Drummonds.
NSA 1845

No trace of former parish church exists at the 19th century mausoleum.
Visited by OS (RD) 12 December 1966.

The mausoleum is still roofed. No trace of the church could be found.
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 25 September 1996

7 February 1997

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Notes Small 3 bay Neo-Perpendicular chapel, ashlar built with an arcaded interior of recesses. The mausoleum is based on Bath Abbey and was built on the site of the old church of Monzievaird to act as the burial vault of the Ochtertyre family. (Historic Scotland)

Miniature perpendicular chapel, exquisitely detailed, employed arcaded recesses instead of aisles, little clerestorey and richly coloured stained glass. Built for Sir Patrick Murray on ancient site of Monzievaird Parish Church to house family remains. (Haynes, 2000)

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Books and References

NSA (1834-1845) The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, 15v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.10 (Perth), 735-6 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale). Held at RCAHMS on micro fiche.
Page(s): Book No.60, 25 Held at RCAHMS Ref

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