In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Moneydie like this:
Moneydie, a parish of Perthshire, whose church stands on the right bank of Shochie Burn, 2 miles W of Luncarty station and 6 NNW of the post-town, Perth. It is bounded NW by Auchtergaven, NE by Auchtergaven and Redgorton, SE and S by Redgorton, SW by Methven, and W by Monzie (detached). Its utmost length, from WNW to ESE, is 41/8 miles; its utmost breadth is 3 miles; and its area is 4464 acres, of which 25 lie detached, and 25½ are water. ...
Shochie Burn winds 5¾ miles east-south-eastward and north-eastward, partly along the Monzie and Redgorton boundaries, but mainly through the interior, and passes off from the parish at a point ¾ mile from the Tay; whilst Ordie Burn, its affluent, runs 25/8 miles south-eastward along or close to the north-eastern border. Sinking in the extreme E to close upon 170 feet above sea-level, the surface thence rises gently to 236 feet near Coldrochie, 237 near Tophead, 452 near Millhole, and 482 near Ardgaith. A very fine grey freestone has been quarried. The soil of the low flat lands is partly a light loam, partly of gravelly character resting on dry, hard, deep gravel; of the lower slopes is a rich loam, incumbent on strong deep clay; and of the highest grounds is a cold wet till, naturally moorish, but now mostly. drained and cultivated. A small portion of the entire area is pastoral; 400 acres or so are under wood; and the rest of the land is in tillage. Alexander Myln, who died in 1542, and wrote the lives of the Bishops of Dunkeld, was priest of Moneydie. The Duke of Athole and the Earl of Mansfield are chief proprietors, 3 others holding each an annual value of between £100 and £500. Moneydie is in the presbytery of Perth and the synod of Perth and Stirling; the living is worth £278. The parish church, built in 1813, is a handsome edifice, containing 460 sittings. The public school, with accommodation for 61 children, had (1883) an average attendance of 52, and a grant of £73, 2s. Valuation (1860) £4330, 16s., (1884) £4471, 0s. 6d. Pop. (1841) 315, (1861) 252, (1871) 244, (1881) 233.Ord. Sur., sh. 48, 1868.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Moneydie, in Perth and Kinross and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th August 2015
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