Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Blairingone

Blairingone (Gael. blar - a -.gobhain, ` field of the smith '), a village in Fossoway parish, Perthshire, and a quoad sacra parish partly also in Clackmannan parish, Clackmannanshire. The village stands ¾ mile S of the river Devon, and 2½ miles ESE of Dollar, under which it has a post office. Here anciently at Palace Brae was a mansion of the ancestors of the Duke of Athole, and the adjoining pinnacled rock, now known as Gibson's Craig, is said to be the real Gartwhinzian, where the Clan Murray rallied round their chief. The parish is in the presbytery of Kinross and synod of Fife. Stipend, £120. The church (1838; 250 sittings) stands a little E of the village; and a public school, with accommodation for 103 children, had (1879) an average attendance of 69, and a grant of £53,14s. Pop. of parish (1871) 469, (1881) 446.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Clackmannanshire ScoCnty       Perthshire ScoCnty
Place names: BLAIRINGONE     |     BLAR A
Place: Blairingone

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