In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Dunning like this:
Dunning, par. and vil. with ry. sta., on DunningBurn, in co. and 9½ miles SW. of Perth -- par., 14,855 ac., pop. 1635; vil., 1¾ mile SE. of sta., pop. (including Newton of Pitcairns), 1048; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; the tower of the parish church is that of the Norman church of St Serf (13th century).
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 Dunning 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 Dunning and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dunning, in Perth and Kinross and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th May 2013
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