Dunblane  Perthshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Dunblane like this:

Dunblane, market town and par. with ry. sta., S. Perthshire, on Allan Water, 5 miles N. of Stirling, 41 NW. of Edinburgh, and 414 NW. of London -- par., 18,543 ac., pop. 3123; town, pop. 2186; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thurs. Dunblane was formerly an episcopal city. Its cathedral, said to have been founded in 1141, and rebuilt about 1240, is one of the few specimens of Gothic architecture in Scotland which escaped destruction at the Reformation. The choir is used as the parish church. D. is much resorted to for its mineral waters, and has a hydropathic establishment.

Dunblane through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dunblane, in Stirling and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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