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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
PEPPERWELL OAK Pepperwell Oak

Pepper Well oak
Mr. Clarke. Landstewart. Methven Castle
Gazetteer of Scotland (1842)
New Statistical Account
097 This name is applied to a a large oak tree. Supposed to be about two hundred years old, it measures about 17 feet in girth, at 3 feet from the ground, and contains about 700 cubic feet of timber. The origin of this name is unknown.
METHVEN CASTLE Methven - Castle W. Smythe Esqr.
Mr. Clarke
Mr. R. Wright, Inspector of Poor Methven
New Statistical Account
097 A fine large commodious Mansion house. 5 storys high, with servants apartments attached thereto, Situation on a rising acclivity, and commanding an extensive view of the surrounding neighbourhood. The residence and property of W. Smythe Esqr. Convener of the Commissioners of Supply for the County of the Co. [County] of Perth. Margaret, Queen Dowager of James IV died here in 1540. The exact date of the erection of the Castle cannot be ascertained but it is evidently very ancient. The following extract from the Old Statistical Account bears indirectly on the age of the Castle.
"The village , which is now considerable, seems to have originated from a collegiate church, founded before the 15th Century. But, it appears that the old castle of Methven was of a much earlier date, and therefore communicated its name to the collegiate church".

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County of Perth -- Parish of Methven

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