Lethendy  Perthshire


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

Lethendy, a parish in Stormont district, Perthshire, whose church stands 4½ miles SW of the post-town and station, Blairgowrie. Since 1806 united ecclesiastically to kinloch, it is bounded E by Kinloch and Blairgowrie, and on all other sides by Caputh and detached sections of Clunie. Its utmost length, from WNW to ESE, is 3¾ miles; its utmost breadth is 15/8 mile; and its area is 17462/3 acres, of which 32/3 are water. ...

Lunan Burn flows 17/8 mile south-south-eastward along all the Kinloch and Blairgowrie boundary; and the surface, with a gentle westward ascent, varies in altitude from 119 to 501 feet-the former at 1½ furlong S by E, the latter at 31/3 furlongs N, of the parish church. The soil of the western district is black mould, inclining to reddish clay, exceedingly rich, and adapted to every crop; but eastward grows bleaker, wetter, and less productive. About 135 acres are under wood, and nearly all the rest is in tillage. The Tower of Lethendy, 5 furlongs E by S of the church, is a very old building, earlier, it is supposed, than the introduction of artillery. Two proprietors hold each an annual value of more, and two of less, than £500. Lethendy and Kinloch is in the presbytery of Dunkeld and synod of Perth and Stirling; the living is worth £318. A Free church stands 1¼ mile E, a U.P. church ¾ mile NNE, of the parish church. Kinloch public school, with accommodation for 95 children, had (1882) an average attendance of 55, and a grant of £66,4s.6d. Valuation (1865) £2352, 5s.10d., (1883) £2732,13s. 1d. Pop. (1801) 345, (1831) 306, (1871) 179, (1881) 149.Ord. Sur., shs. 48, 56, 1868-70.

Lethendy through time

Lethendy 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 Lethendy itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 27th January 2022

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