Tour Scotland Video Summer Drive To The Church In Methven Perthshire



Tour Scotland video of a Summer drive West on the A85 road from Huntingtower on ancestry visit to the church in Methven, Perthshire, Scotland. Methven Parish Church has a tower and spire erected by public subscription in 1826. The Graham Mausoleum by Methven Church in the cemetery is the burial vault for General Thomas Graham of Balgowan, Lord Lynedoch, and his wife who was the Honourable Mary Cathcart, daughter of Charles Cathcart, 9th Lord Cathcart. Deeply affected by the death of his wife, Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, commissioned a Mausoleum to her memory in the kirk yard at Methven, Perthshire. This gave the architect James Playfair, a chance to put to practice his most advanced ideas and the resultant design in the form of a gigantic sarcophagus is truly amazing for its period. After a long life Lord Lynedoch joined his wife in her last resting place in 1848. The Mausoleum is the free standing building in front of the church. The Battle of Methven took place in 1306 between Scottish forces led by King Robert the Bruce and English forces led by Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke and resulted in a resounding win for the English. This was part of the Scottish Wars of Independence.

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