Scone  Perthshire


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

Scone, par. and vil., Perthshire - par., 7815 ac., pop. 2402; vil. (New Scone), on river Tay, 2 miles NE. of Perth, pop. 1483; P.O.; has a jam factory; in vicinity is Scone Palace, seat of the Earl of Mansfield, occupying the site of an abbey founded in 1114 and destroyed in 1559; Old Scone, now a decayed hamlet, 1 mile NW. of New Scone, was the capital of the kingdom of the Picts, and was long the place where the Scottish kings were crowned. The coronation-stone, or Stone of Destiny, was removed by Edward I. in 1296 to Westminster Abbey, where it now is.

Scone through time

Scone 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 Scone itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2024

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