Kinnordy House

Kinnordy House is a Scottish baronial mansion in Angus, Perthshire. The original house dates from the 18th century, but the current form is largely that of a major refurbishment in 1879 by prominent Edinburgh Architect, James Maitland Wardrop, including ornate plasterwork and joinery. The estate was purchased by the Lyell family and Kinnordy House was the birthplace of Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875). Lyell was knighted in 1848 by Queen Victoria, at nearby Balmoral Castle, for his work as an eminent scientist and geologist. His many publications include “Principles of Geology” of 1829, which was hugely influential on Charles Darwin in developing the theory of evolution. A comprehensive building survey of the house, covering all plans, elevations and services, was undertaken in 2013.