Pitfour Castle, St. Madoes, designed by Robert Adam, 1764
|Population||1,110 (mid-2020 est.)|
|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||47 mi (76 km)|
|• London||364 mi (586 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
St. Madoes (//) is a village in the Carse of Gowrie, Scotland. It was developed near Pitfour Castle. It is believed that there have been settlements since around 1000 C.E based on discoveries of several standing stones and the St. Madoes stone, a well-preserved Pictish cross.
Local amenities at St. Madoes include a small shop, two parks, a primary school and an 18th-century church built upon the remains of an earlier church. It is believed the original drawings for the church were done by the architect Robert Adam (1728-1792); the design and layout are very similar to the only other known Robert Adam country kirk (Kirkoswald near Culzean Castle) with the most noted similarity being the gallery (or Laird's Loft) on the back wall, facing the central pulpit. Adam also designed Pitfour Castle. Both buildings were funded by the laird John Richardson (1760-1821), a wealthy local man involved with the salmon fisheries of the Tay.
Recently the village has started expanding due to the building of a large housing estate.
- Alexander Lindsay of Evelick, bishop of Dunkeld 1607–1638
- James Noble, minister of the parish 1828-1848, noted geologist
- Alfred ("Alf") Smith (1908-2019), Scotland's oldest man, died aged 111
- "Mid-2020 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland". National Records of Scotland. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
- Daily Record 5 August 2019
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