In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Methven like this:
Methven, par., quoad sacra par., and vil. with ry. sta., Perthshire - par., 12,911 ac., pop. 1910; quoad sacra par. (including part of Monzie par.), pop. 2041; vil., 1¼ mile NW. of Methven Junction, which is 6½ miles W. of Perth, pop. 751; P.O.; has some mfrs. of linen and jute; in the churchyard is the grave of Lord Lynedoch (1750-1843), the General Graham of the Peninsular War, who was born at Balgowan; a fragment of the old collegiate church (1433) is the burying-place of the Smythes of Methven, whose seat, Methven Castle, is 1 mile E. of the vil.; in the grounds are many fine old trees, including the "Pepperwell Oak;" the battle of Methven was fought in 1306; to the W. of Almondbank vil. is Methven Loch.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Methven has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Perth and Kinross. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Methven and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Methven, in Perth and Kinross and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st December 2013
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