Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 11387 26527
311387, 726527


William Atkinson (London) 1803-12 (external work largely finished 1807) incorporating parts of the original palace at the south and east wings completely recased. Gothic, asymmetrical, 2-storey and full basement, ashlar; exterior simply detailed with two octagonal turrets on W. centre

3-storey tower on S. and pair rectangular towers flanking main entrance on E.

Interior substantially unaltered, octagonal plaster vaulted entrance hall, plaster vaulted ante room, 168' long gallery; drawing room with rich ribbed ceiling hung with Lyons silk 1841. 2 17th century wooden chimneypieces in hall (ex old palace?), 5 17th century alabaster heraldic achievement set in hood moulded recesses in slip gallery. Terraces low crenellated walls with semi-circular bastions at upper terrace; lower has rectangular bastions, corner bastion octagonal. Completed c.1841.

Statement of Special Interest

Also within estate office survey plans of old palace drawn by Andrew Cock in 1789; and a set of 2nd Feb. 1802 signed G.S. (George Saunders, who had done work at Ken Wood for Lord Stormont as Lord Mansfield then was) for restoring remodelling and extending the existing house. These drawings are remarkable in that they show considerable understanding of Scots 17th century detail and it was possibly on account of their novelty and lack of appeal to current fashion that the scheme was

superseded. (copies at N.M.R.)



Plans, Jan-April 1803 B.C. Skinner, Scone Palace

N.S.A. v. X p. 1060

A.P.S.D. Colvin Morison, Sconiana 1807.

J.D. Urquhart, Historical Sketches of Scone. A.H. Millar,

Historical Castles and Mansions of Scotland (Forfarshire and Perthshire) Perthshire Illustrated p. 17. The old palace was largely demolished in 1803. In that year, or perhaps 1804, Lord Mansfield finding that the Clerk of Works had misunderstood the architect's instructions and

destroyed the original interior work of the S. wing discharged the entire labour force; building was not resumed till 1805. A privately printed inventory of buildings on Scone estate giving details of building dates in so far as known to the compiler (John Macdonald) is also useful for this and other buildings on the estate.

About Listed Buildings

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