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Bridge of Earn  Perthshire

 

In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Bridge of Earn like this:

Earn, Bridge of, a village in Dunbarny parish, SE Perthshire, on the right bank of the Earn, with a station upon the Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee section of the North British, 3¾ miles SSE of Perth. It took its name from an ancient bridge, now superseded by a fine modern three-arch structure, and it consists of two parts, old and new-the old founded in 1769, on leases of 99 years; the new begun in 1832, for the accommodation of visitors to the neighbouring mineral wells at Pitcaithly, and formed on a symmetrical plan in a row or street of handsome houses. ...


Nestling beneath the wooded slopes of Moncreiffe Hill (725 feet), it is a charming little village, and has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, insurance, and telegraph departments, a very commodious hotel, a ball-room, a library, gas-works, etc. The Queen changed horses here on 6 Sept. 1842. Pop. (1841) 119, (1861) 381, (1871) 326, (1881) 250. See Dunbarny.—Ord. Sur, sh. 48, 1868.

Bridge of Earn through time

Bridge of Earn 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 Bridge of Earn itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/21995

Date accessed: 19th August 2019


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