Pitkeathly  Perthshire


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

Pitcaithly, a place, with mineral wells, in Dunbarny parish, Perthshire, amid pleasant scenery, 1 mile SW of Bridge of Earn, and 4½ miles S of Perth. The wells have been known for their medicinal properties from time immemorial, but were not scientifically noticed till 1772. Five in number, they bear the name of the East, the West, the Spout, the Dunbarny, and the Southpark, and have all the same properties, differing from one another only in the quantity or proportions of their saline ingredients. ...

They are esteemed useful in scrofulous, herpetic, and scorbutic complaints, and in cases of dyspepsia and general debility. A gallon of the water of one of them, according to analysis by Professor Thomson of Glasgow, contains 155 28 grains of chloride of calcium, 90.12 grains of common salt, 3.44 grains of chloride of magnesium, and 12.13 grains of sulphate of lime; while a gallon of another contains 168.58 grains of chloride of calcium, 117.84 grains of common salt, 4.16 grains of chloride of magnesium, and 25.92 grains of sulphate of lime. A large lodging-house, for the accommodation of visitors, stands beside the wells; but Bridge of Earn is the favourite lodging place of visitors, and is daily supplied with water from the wells for their use.—Ord. Sur., sh. 48, 1868.

Additional information about this locality is available for Bridge of Earn

Pitkeathly through time

Pitkeathly 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 Pitkeathly itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 17th May 2022

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