Methven  Perthshire


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.

Methven through time

Methven is now part of Perth and Kinross district. Click here for graphs and data of how Perth and Kinross has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Methven itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 19th July 2024

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