Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Perth. You may be able to find further references to Perth in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Perth Groome
Perth, District of one of the districts into which Perthshire was divided by Act of Parliament Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Perth within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 13
Thomas Pennant July 24-31: Fife and Perthshire 11
William Camden Scotland: North of the Antonine Wall 5
James Boswell August 24th to 26th, 1773: Aberdeen to Forres 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 2
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 2
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
Thomas Pennant August 7-13: Aberdeen and the North East 1
Thomas Pennant August 14-18: Inverness and the Black Isle 1
Thomas Pennant August 30-September 5: The Great Glen and Argyll 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix II: Of Elgin and the Shire of Murray 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix III: The Life of James Crichton of Clunie 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Bridgend 0 2
Scone 14 2
Kinnoull 0 2
Bertha 0 2
Moncreiffe 0 2
Huntingtower 0 2
Dunbarney 0 2
Aberdalgie 0 2
Rhynd 0 2
Kinfauns 0 2
Bridge of Earn 0 3
Almondbank 0 2
Redgorton 0 2
Forgandenny 0 2
Pitkeathly 0 3
Balthayock 0 2
Pitcairngreen 0 2
Tibbermore 0 2
Luncarty 0 2
Dupplin 0 2