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Perthshire volume 56

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info Transcriber's notes
OS1/25/56/1 METHVEN [parish] Methven (Parish) Methven (Parish) Methven (Parish) Methven (Parish) Methven (Parish) Methven (Parish) Methven (Parish) Methven (Parish) Methven (Parish) Methven (Parish) Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr. David Young Mr. Peter Cameron Mr. Thomas Bell, Schoolmaster Sheriff's List of Parishes Old Statistical Account New Statistical Account Fullarton's Gazetteer Oliver & Boyd's Almanac Johnston's County Map 084 ; 085 ; 096 ; 097 The Parish of Methven is in the Presbytery of Perth, Synod of Perth and Stirling, Patron W. Smythe Esq. of Methven Castle. It is situated in the Strath More district of Perthshire and the principal part of the parish is bounded on the east by Redgorton Parish; on the south by the parishes of Tibbermore, Findo Gask, and Madderty; on the west by the parish of Fowlis Wester; and on the north, by the Parish of Moneydie, by a detached part of Auchtergaven and a detached part No. 3 of Monzie parish. The 1/2500 work of the detached part of Methven parish is drawn, and the names compiled, with the 1/2500 work of the parish of Auchtergaven. The land of this parish is all under cultivation, with the exception of the Moss of Methven and several large plantations. There are no detached portions of any other parish situated within the parish of Methven. Parish of Methven Proper contains about 10159.838 Acres Parish of Methven Detached contains about 2823.608 Acres
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OS1/25/56/3 INCH OF ARDITTIE Inch of Ardittie Inch of Ardittie Inch of Ardittie Inch of Ardittie Mr Imrie, Tenant. Mr Robert Wright Inspector of Poor, Methven Valuation Roll for 1863-4 Valuation Roll for 1857-58 084 A one storey cottar house, slated and in middling repair, tenanted by Mr Imrie, property of Mr. Maxtone, Cultoquey, Crieff.
OS1/25/56/3 MILLHAUGH BRIDGE Millhaugh Bridge Millhaugh Bridge Millhaugh Bridge Mr Robert Wright Mr Alexander Robb, School Teacher, Logiealmond. Mr William Davidson Millhaugh, by Methven 084 A stone bridge across the River Almond, consisting of one arch; in good repair, property of the Statute Labor Road Trustees or Commissioners for the district in which it is situate, being on a Statute Labor Road.
OS1/25/56/3 RIVER ALMOND River Almond 084 For Authorities and description, see Name Sheets of the parish of Crieff.
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OS1/25/56/5 ARDITTIE BURN Ardittie Burn Mr. Wright Mr. McLeish Mr. Taylor Pickston 084 This burn rises about ½ a mile immediately south from Wester Campsie, flows north-easterly, and joins the River Almond east of West Ardittie
OS1/25/56/5 CAMPSIE BURN Campsie Burn Mr. Mitchell, West Campsie Mr. Wright Mr. Taylor, Pickston 084 This burn has its source a short distance south of Sportfield and joins the River Almond between Trinity College and Wester Campsie, but nearer to the the latter than the former.
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OS1/25/56/7 EASTER CAMPSIE . Easter Campsie East Campsie Lease 1843 James Ewan Easter Campsie By Methven Mr. Wright Valuation Roll for 1857-8 084 A one storey farm house with office houses all slated and in good repair. Property of Mr. Maxtone, Cultoquey Nr. [Near] Methven.
OS1/25/56/7 PICKSTON Pickston Valuation Roll 1857-8 James Taylor Mr. Wright 084 A one storey farmhouse with out-houses the whole slated and in good repair, Tenant Mr. J Taylor, Methven, Lord Mansfields proy. [property]
OS1/25/56/7 WEST ARDITTIE West Ardittie Valuation Roll 1857-8 Mr. McLeish, West Ardittie, Methven 084 A one storey farm house with office houses all slated and in excellent repair, Property of, the Earl of Mansfield.
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OS1/25/56/8 BRIDGEND OF ARDITTIE Bridgend of Ardittie James McEwan Bridgend of Ardittie Methven Mr. McLeish Val. [Valuation] Roll 1857-8 084 A one storey farm house slated and in good repair with office also in good condition. This is also a public House. Property of Mr. Maxtone, Cultoquey, Nr. [Near] Crieff.
OS1/25/56/8 WESTER CAMPSIE Wester Campsie Val. [Valuation] Roll 1857-8 Mr. James Mitchell, Tenant, Overseer. Methven Mr. Taylor Mr. Ewart 084 A one story farm house with office houses all slated and in excellent condition. Property of Mr. Mitchell, Edinburgh
OS1/25/56/8 STONE COFFINS FOUND HERE [Wester Campsie] Stone Coffins Mr. James Mitchell Mr. Taylor Harrietfield Methven David Eason Wester Campsie Harrietfield 084 These coffins were found in the year 1855 by Mr. Taylor and Mr. Mitchell, while digging for gravel, They were about 4 feet 9 in. [inches] long, and contained mouldered remains of human bones
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OS1/25/56/9 COGBRAE Cogbrae Cogbrae Cogbrae Cogbrae Mr Smythe, Methven Castle Mr Clark, Ground Stewart Methven Castle, near Methven William Nairn Tenant Valuation Roll for 1857-8 084 A small farm house, one storey high, with offices attached; the whole slated, and only in, middling repair. Tenant William Nairn Proprietor Mr Smythe, Methven Castle
OS1/25/56/9 DRUMBUACH Drumbuach Drumbuach Drumbuach Drumbuach Rent Receipt Mr Smythe, Proprietor Mr Clark Land Stewart Rent Roll 084 A substantial farm house two storeys high with offices attached; the whole slated, and in good repair Tenant James Robertson Proprietor Mr Smythe
OS1/25/56/9 RANDOLPH GRIP Randolph Grip Randolph Grip Randolph Grip County Val. [Valuation] Roll for 1857-8 Mr Wright Poor law Supt [Superintendent] Methven David Reid 084 A small farm house, one storey high, with offices attached, thatched, and in middling repair, Tenant David Reid Proprietor The Earl of Mansfield Scone Palace near Perth
OS1/25/56/9 KEILOUR FOREST Keilour Forest See Name Book for Ph. [Parish] of Fowlis Wester
OS1/25/56/9 [Page] 9 Ph. [Parish] of Methven Sheet 84 Plan 16.
OS1/25/56/10 NORTH CASSOCHIE North Cassochie North Cassochie North Cassochie North Cassochie Mr Donald Moir Tenant Mr Smythe Mr Clark Rent Book 084 A farm house two storeys high with offices attached, slated and in good repair Tenant Mr D. Moir Proprietor Mr Smythe
OS1/25/56/10 CASSOCHIE Cassochie Cassochie Cassochie Cassochie Cassochie Mr Robert Hacket Miller Tenant Mr Smythe Proprietor Mr Clark Ground Stewart Factor's Book Valuation Roll for 1857-8 084 A large farm house, two storeys high, with suitable offices attached, slated, and in excellent repair Tenant Robert Hacket Miller Proprietor Mr Smythe
OS1/25/56/10 [Page] 10 Ph [Parish] of Methven Sheet 84 Plan 16
OS1/25/56/11 SOUTH ARDITTIE South Ardittie South Ardittie South Ardittie James Scott Tenant Estate Plan County Val. [Valuation] Roll for 1857-8 085 A large farm house, with extensive outhouses; the dwelling house is two storeys high, as also the outhouses; the whole slated and in good repair Proprietor, The Earl of Mansfield.
OS1/25/56/11 BESSIE BELL AND MARY GRAY'S GRAVE A.D.1645 Bessie Bell & Mary Gray's Grave Bessie Bell & Mary Gray's Grave Bessie Bell & Mary Gray's Grave Bessie Bell and Mary Gray Bessy Bell and Mary Gray Bessy Bell and Mary Gray Statistical Account Mr White Gamekeeper, Lynedoch Pitcairn Mr Buchanan, Chapelhill Logiealmond Fullarton's Gazetteer Old Statistical Account New Statistical Acount 085 This grave is situated on the north side of the Almond, and about half a mile West of Lynedoch house. Bessie Bell, according to the common tradition, was daughter to the Laird of Kinvaid, and Mary Gray, of the Laird of Lynedoch. Mutually attached in strong and tender friendship they lived together at Lynedoch, when the plague broke out in 1645; and to avoid it they retired to a romantic spot called Burn Brae, and there lived in a Bower in complete seclusion. A young gentleman of Perth, an admirer of both, visited them for the purpose, it is said, of supplying them with food, but unhappily he communicated [continued on page 12]
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OS1/25/56/12 Bessie Bell and Mary Gray's Grave (Continued) [continued from page 11] to them the very pestilence from which they had fled. Falling victims to the disease, they were, according to custom, refused sepulture, in the ordinary burying-ground, and slept together as they had latterly lived
OS1/25/56/12 BURN BRAE Burn Brae Burn Brae Burn Brae Mr Buchanan Chapelhill Mr White, Lynedoch Mr John White, Methven 085 A small Brae in the woods about ¾ of mile west of Lynedoch celebrated for having once been the residence of Bessie Bell and Mary Gray. About the middle of this brae there is a heap of stones said to mark the site of their bower. The stones have been thrown there by visitors in order to do so. See description of grave P. [Page] 11
OS1/25/56/12 DRUMCAIRN Drumcairn Drumcairn Drumcairn James Irvine Tenant Estate Plan Mr White Lynedoch 085 A small dwelling house one storey high, slated and in middling repair The Earl of Mansfield Proprietor
OS1/25/56/12 [Page] 12 Methven Parish [In List of names column beneath Burn Brae:] Supposed Site of Bower of Bessie Bell and Mary Gray A.D. 1645
OS1/25/56/13 DALCRUE BRIDGE Dalcrue Bridge bridge of Lynedoch Lynedoch bridge Mr Robert Wright Mr R. Scott (Manager of Cromwellpark Bleachworks Estate Plan New Statistical Acct. [Account] for Methven Ph. [Parish] Index to New Statistical Acct. [Account] for Methven Ph. [Parish] 085 A beautiful stone bridge which spans the River Almond by one semicircular arch about 80 feet in span; built in 1832 by Lord Lynedoch at a cost of 4000 pounds.
OS1/25/56/13 [Page] 13 County of Perth -- Parish of Methven [Additional note:] The following is taken from the New Statistical Account of Redgorton Parish "The third bridge is that on which we are most disposed to pride ourselves. It is situated at Dalcruive, about as far above the old bridge to the west, or up the river, as the second is below it. As a modern structure it is remarkable for its elegance and simplicity, for the grandeur of is elevation, and the beauty of its workmanship: - as an example of munificence and public spirit in an individual, it stands by an immeasureable distance at the head of all the public, or recorded transactions of this great County. This bridge, like the Old Bridge of Almond, is found on two rocks, or rather upon a dike, which here crosses the river, and affords a firm foundation for the superstructure on either side. It consisters of one semicircular arch of 80 feet span; the abutment of which is upwards of 10 feet high, so that the height of the top of the bridge above the bed of the river is fully 50 feet. The foundation stone was laid 25th. August 1832. The arch was keyed 20th. August 1836, and the centre struck the 1st. September following; and such is the accurary of the workmanship, that no perceptible settling has taken place. The approach to this bridge has required the cutting down of two hills, and the filling up of the valley betwixt them, the whole of which, as well as the building of the bridge, has been accomplished, we may say, at the sole expense of Lord Lynedoch, the county having as yet contributed only 150£ from the road money towards the expense. One of these cuts too, having been carried through the ridge, along which the ride from Lynedoch to the Bridge of Bertha runs, has been crossed by a beautiful little bridge of a semicircular arch, a minature as it were of the former, at a cost of 500£. The whole of this improvement, the building of the bridges, the filling up of the valley over which the road is carried, with the cutting of the hills, and erecting the corresponding retaining walls, has cost his Lordship about £4000, a sum rarely expended by an individual in one undertaking for the public benefit." It is invariably called Dalcrue Bridge and it is not known in the locality by the name of Lynedoch Bridge
OS1/25/56/14 DALCRUE Dalcrue Estate Plan Valuation Roll for 1857-8 Mr. R. Wright Inspector of Poor Methven Mr. Thomas Graham (Tenant) 085 A large farmsteading dwelling house. 2 storys, with large offices, attached, all slated & in excellent repair The property of The Earl of Mansfield, Scone Palace Perth.
OS1/25/56/14 DALCRUE MILL (Disused) Dalcrue Mill Estate Plan Valuation Roll Mr. R. Wright 085 A small one story house, formerly used as a corn mill, but now partly in ruins, and all the machinery taken away (in very bad repair) The property of the Earl of Mansfield
OS1/25/56/14 HAGG'S COTTAGES Haggs Cottages Valuation Roll for 1857-8 Mr. R. Wright Mr. A. Miller (Tenant) 085 This name applies to two small cottages each 2 storys with gardens attached to each, the hos. [houses] slated & in good repair. The property of the Earl of Mansfield.
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OS1/25/56/15 LYNEDOCH COTTAGE Lynedoch Cottage Lynedoch Cottage Lynedoch Cottage Estate Plan Mr White Gamekeeper Lynedoch, by Pitcairn Statistical Account 085 A large house, two storeys high with offices attached It is now partly in ruins, and in very bad repair It is chiefly thatched. It was once the seat of the late Lord Lynedoch, but at present is the property of the Earl of Mansfield. The chief offices to this house are situated a short distance to the north, and are one storey high, tiled, and in bad repair
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OS1/25/56/17 LOWER SAUCHOP Lower Sauchop Lower Sauchop Lower Sauchop Alexander Baxter, Tenant Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young 085 A few dwellinghouses, situated close to the village of Methven, chiefly one storey high, slated and all in good repair, property of various persons.
OS1/25/56/17 UPPER SAUCHOP Upper Sauchop Upper Sauchop Upper Sauchop Alexander Baxter Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young 085 Several dwelling-houses situated west of the Free Church Manse, chiefly one storey, all Slated and in good repair. property of various persons.
OS1/25/56/17 LAWMUIRDEN Lawmuirden Lawmuirden Lawmuirden Mr John McIntosh, Tenant. Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young 085 A small farm-steading, dwelling-house and offices one storey slated and in good repair property of William Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle by Perth
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OS1/25/56/18 MANSE [parish-Methven] Manse Manse Manse Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Tenant Parish Minister Mr David Young Methven by Perth Thomas Wylie Esqr. Mansionhouse, Methven 085 A commodious mansionhouse the residence of the parish minister; two storeys in height, slated and in good repair, property of the Heritors of the parish of Methven.
OS1/25/56/18 FREE CHURCH MANSE [Methven] Free Church Manse Revd. [Reverend] William McLeish Free Church Minister Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young 085 A substantial dwelling-house situated south of the town of Methven, two storeys in height, slated and in good repair, property of the Free Church body of Presbyterians of the parish of Methven.
OS1/25/56/18 MANSIONHOUSE Mansionhouse Mansionhouse Mansionhouse Thomas Wylie, Esqr. Tenant Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young 085 A commodious dwelling-house, situated close to the town of Methven, two storeys in height, slated and in good repair, property & residence of Thomas Wylie Esqr.
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OS1/25/56/19 DEN OF METHVEN Den of Methven Den of Methven Den of Methven Revd [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young Mr Alexander Baxter Mr Robert Wright 085 This name applies to a ravine which extends for about forty chains south-east from the village of Methven and through which the Methven Burn flows. Its banks are in several places very steep and narrow, so much so, that they cannot be cultivated. It is said to have been in this ravine where the Earl of Pembroke first encountered King Robert Bruce's army at the battle of Methven, the latter of whom was surprised and defeated through not having outposts placed around his Camp. The Actual site or position of where the camp stood cannot be pointed our or identified by any one living in the locality. It is also celebrated as being the place where the Earl of Mar and the other disafected nobles met and planed the revolution of 1715, which meeting was ever afterwards known as the Caledonian Hunt. It is the property of W. Smythe Esqr. and Heritors of the parish.
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OS1/25/56/20 WESTER CARSEHILL Wester Carsehill Wester Carsehill Wester Carsehill Wester Carsehill Wester Carsehill Mr James Brough, Tenant Mr David Young Mr Peter Cameron Rent Receipt Valuation Roll for 1857-8 085 A large farmsteading, dwellinghouse and offices one storey, slated and in good repair property of W. Smythe Esqr.
OS1/25/56/20 DENHEAD Denhead Denhead Denhead Denhead Mr John Aitken Mr David Young Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Valuation Roll for 1857-8 085 A dwellinghoue situated about twenty chains south-west of the village of Methven, one story in height, slated and in good repair, property of W. Smythe Esqr.
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OS1/25/56/21 DRUMBAUCHLY Drumbauchly Drumbauchly Drumbauchly Drumbauchly Drumbachly Mr Robert Gellately, Tenant Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young Rent Receipt Valuation Roll for 1857-8 085 A large farmsteading, dwelling house two storeys in height, offices only one, all slated and in good repair, property of William Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle.
OS1/25/56/21 GRUNDCRUIE Grundcruie Grundcruie Grundcruie Grundcruie Grundcruich Mr Peter Cameron, Tenant, Grundcruie by Methven Mr Robert Gellately Mr David Young Rent Receipt Valuation Roll for 1857-8 085 A small farmsteading, dwelling-house and offices one storey slated and in good repair property of W. Smythe Esqr.
OS1/25/56/21 STOTTLEBURN Stottleburn Stottleburn Stottleburn Stottleburn Mr James Drummond Tent. [Tenant] Mr Peter Cameron Mr Robert Gellately Rent Recipt 085 A one storey dwelling-house situated on the left bank of Stottle Burn, north of Drumbauchly, slated and in good repair, property of W. Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle.
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OS1/25/56/22 NEWBIGGING Newbigging Newbigging Newbigging Newbigging William and Thomas Young, Proprietors & residents Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young Valuation Roll for 1857-8 085 This name applies to two farmsteadings, with dwelling-houses and offices attached, former two storeys latter one, all are slated and in good repair, property of William and Thomas Young.
OS1/25/56/22 HEADDYKES OF NEWBIGGING Headdykes of Newbigging Headdykes of Newbigging Headdykes of Newbigging David Robertson, Tenant William Naren, Tenant Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young 085 Two dwelling-houses with offices attached, former two storeys in height, latter one, all slated and in good repair; property of David Robertson and William Naren.
OS1/25/56/22 DRUMBAUCHLY COTTAGE Drumbauchly Cottage Drumbauchly Cottage Drumbauchly Cottage Mr Robert Gellately Tenant, Drumbauchly Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young 085 A good one storey cottage situated north-west of the village of Methven, slated and in good repair, property of W. Smythe, Esqr. Methven Castle
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OS1/25/56/23 CARSE BURN Carse Burn Carse Burn Carse Burn Carse Burn Mr David Young Mr Robert Gellately Mr Peter Cameron Mr John Aitken 085 A large stream which rises in the woods west of Grundcruie and flows direct eastwards as far as Carsebridge, then changing its course in a southern direction until it flows under the bridge on the S.L. [Statute Labour] road at Lawmuirden; it gets the name of Methven Burn from the bridge, until it empties itself into the East Pow.
OS1/25/56/23 STOTTLE BURN Stottle Burn Stottle Burn Stottle Burn Mr Peter Cameron Mr Robert Gellately Mr John Aitken 085 A stream which rises in the woods north of Drumbauchly and flows southwards until it empties itself into the Carse Burn opposite the above mentioned farm steading.
OS1/25/56/23 CARSEBRIDGE Carsebridge Carsebridge Carsebridge Mr John Aitken Mr Peter Cameron Mr Robert Gellately 085 A small farmsteading, dwelling house and office one storey, slated and in good repair, property of W. Smythe, Esqr.
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OS1/25/56/24 CLEANHILL Cleanhill Cleanhill Cleanhill Cleanhill Mr John Aitken. Proprietor. Mr Peter Cameron Mr David Young Rent Receipt 085 A small farmsteading, dwelling-house and offices one storey slated and in good repair property and residence of Mr. John Aitken
OS1/25/56/24 BROOMHILL Broomhill Broomhill Broomhill Broomhill Mr John Miller Proprietor Mr Peter Cameron Mr David Young Valuation Roll for 1857-8 085 A farmsteading, and two dwelling-houses, former one storey latter two, all slated and in good repair, property and residence of John Miller.
OS1/25/56/24 EASTER CARSEHILL Easter Carsehill Easter Carsehill Easter Carsehill Easter Carsehill Easter Carsehill Mr Andrew Smith Tenant Mr Peter Cameron Mr David Young Rent Receipt Valuation Roll for 1857-8 085 A large farmsteading, dwelling-house and offices one storey, slated and in good repair, property of William Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle
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OS1/25/56/25 METHVEN BURN Methven Burn Methven Burn Methven Burn Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young Mr Peter Cameron 085 A large stream which gets the name of the Methven Burn from the stone bridge at Lawmuirden, and where the Carse Burn begins. It flows through the Den of Methven, then changes its course southward until it flows into the East Pow near Methven Moss.
OS1/25/56/25 [Page] 25 County of Perth -- Parish of Methven [Note in Various modes of spelling column:] Sheet 97/1 [Note below description:] Enquire about Methven Moss
OS1/25/56/26 Supposed Site of the BATTLE OF METHVEN A.D. 1306 Supposed Site of the Battle of Methven (1306) Supposed Site of the Battle of Methven (1306) Supposed Site of the Battle of Methven (1306) Revd. [Reverend] James Wilson Mr David Young Mr Thomas Bell Mr Robert Wright 085 This names applies to where the Battle of Methven is said to have been fought in the year 1306 between Robert Bruce and the Earl of Pembroke, the former of whom, was defeated. Bruce is said to have been encamped in the "Den of Methven" when he was attacked by the Earl, but no trace of the camp can be pointed out by any of the inhabitants residing in the locality.
OS1/25/56/26 [Page] 26 County of Perth -- Parish of Methven The Old Statistical Account of Scotland Vol [Volume] 10. P. [Page] 620 has the following relating to this battle. "Soon after his Coronation, anno 1306, King Robert Bruce was defeated by the English troops, under the Earl of Pembroke, near the Castle of Methven, and found himself deserted by most of his army: After which he suffered the greatest difficulties and distresses". It then quotes the following from Guthrie's Hist. [History] of Scotland, Vol [Volume] 2 page 177. "Bruce, having had no time to discipline his men, had formed a camp at Methven, near Perth, which was the head quarter of the English General; and there lay, upon the defensive, well knowing the disadvantage he was under from his men not being disciplined. He had already attempted to surprise Perth; but failing in his design, he had retired to Methven, from whence he sent a challenge to the Earl to fight him. According to Barbour, and the best historians, the challenge was accepted; but, on the night before the day appointed, which was the 20th. July, while the Scots thought themselves secure, and were unprovided for battle, they were attacked, and routed by their enemies, in the park of Methven".
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OS1/25/56/27 EASTER BUSBY Easter Busby Mr. David Wylie, Easter Busby by Methven W. Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle Mr. Clarke. Landstewart Methven Rent Roll (1863) 085 A large farmsteading - dwelling house 2 storys & offices one story, all slated & in very good repair. The property of W. Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle
OS1/25/56/27 NORTH BUSBY North Busby W. Smythe Esqr. Mr. Clarke Mr. D Wylie 085 A large farmsteading. dwelling house part 2 & part one story. with suitable offices attached thereto. all slated and in good repair. The property of W Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle.
OS1/25/56/27 WESTER BUSBY Wester Busby W. Smythe Esqr. Mr. Clarke Mr. D. Wylie Valuation Roll for 1857 085 A small farmsteading, dwelling house one story & offices one, part thatched & part slated, all in good repair. The property of W. Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle.
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OS1/25/56/28 FORESTERS' HOUSES Foresters Houses Foresters' Houses Mr. Clarke, (Landstewart) Methven Castle Valuation Roll (1858) Mr. R. Wright Inspector of Poor Methven Valuation Roll for 1857-8 085 This name applies to two small houses, each one story, slated and in good repair. The property of W. Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle, and at present occupied by his shepherd
OS1/25/56/28 HOME FARM Home-Farm Home Farm Mr. Clarke Valuation Roll 1858 Mr. R. Wright Valuation Roll for 1857 085 A large farmsteading, adjoining the demesne at Methven Castle, comprising stables &c. slated & in good repair. The property of W. Smythe Esqr. and at present in his hands.
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OS1/25/56/29 WOODEND Woodend Mr Smythe Mr Clarke Rent Roll 085 This name applies to some dwelling houses and mills about ½ a mile north from the village of Almondbank; they are all slated and in excellent repair. Property of Mr Smythe. Methven Castle.
OS1/25/56/29 GAS WORKS [Almondbank] Gas Works Mr McLaren, Almondbank Dr [Doctor] Butcher Loanleven Mr P. Gorrie, Cromwelpark Almondbank 085 These works consist of a small house and gasometer, the latter will contain 1400 cubic feet of gas, and supplies the village of Almondk. [Almondbank] and some houses on the opposite side of the Almond with gas. The gas is conveyed the other side of the river by means of pipes laid under the bed of the river.
OS1/25/56/29 ALMONDBANK INN Almondbank Inn Mr McLaren Dr [Doctor] Butcher Mr P Gorrie Sign Board 085 A one storey house slated and in excellent repair in which are sold spirits, porter and ales. Tenanted by Mrs. Fraser.
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OS1/25/56/30 SCROGGIEHILL Scroggiehill Revd [Reverend] Mr Leston, Redgorton Manse, Perth Alexander Bennet, Tenant Dr [Doctor] Butcher 085 A one storey farmhouse with office houses all slated and in very good condition. Property of Mr Smythe. Tenanted by Alexander Bennet, Scroggiehill, Almondbank.
OS1/25/56/30 STONE COFFIN AND URN FOUND HERE [Scroggiehill] Stone Coffin & Urn Revd. [Reverend] Mr Leston Alexander Bennet Mr. P. Gorrie. 085 The exact date when these were found cannot be ascertained, but it was about the year 1830. They both contained burnt remains of human bones which vanished on being exposed to the air.
OS1/25/56/30 SCHOOL [Almondbank] School Mr. McLeish, Schoolmaster Almondbank Revd. [Reverend] Mr Leston Dr. [Doctor] Butcher 085 A one storey house slated and in excellent condition in Almondbank village. It is under the management of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The average number of scholars in attendance throughout the year is eighty.
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OS1/25/56/31 BRAEGRUM Braegrum Braegrum Braegrum Braegrum Mr Smythe Proprietor Mr Clark Land Stewart Factor's Book Valuation Roll for 1857-8 096 A few cattar houses, smith's and carpenter's shops, lying on the south side of the road, from Methven to Crieff, and about 1½ miles from the former village Tenants various Proprietor Mr Smythe
OS1/25/56/31 LINFIELD BURN Linfield Burn For description & Authorities see parish of Fowlis Wester.
OS1/25/56/31 [Page] 31 Ph. [Parish] of Methven Sheet 96-4
OS1/25/56/32 WHINDRUM Whindrum Whindrum Whindrum Whindrum Mr Smythe, Methven Castle Mr Clark Land Stewart Methven Castle Rent Roll Valuation Roll for 1857-8 096 A small farm house one storey high, with offices attached slated, and in good repair Tenant David Donaldson Proprietor Mr Smythe
OS1/25/56/32 WHINDRUM LODGE Whindrum Lodge Whindrum Lodge Whindrum Lodge Mr Smythe Proprietor Mr Clark 096 A small lodge one storey high slated, and in excellent repair. Tenant David Donaldson Proprietor Mr Smythe
OS1/25/56/32 WHITEBANK Whitebank Whitebank Whitebank Whitebank Whitebank Mr Smythe Mr Clark Rent Roll Rent Receipt Valuation Roll for 1857-8 096 A farm house, two storeys high slated, and in good repair with offices attached, also slated and in good repair Tenants Thomas and John Young Proprietor Mr Smythe Methven Castle Near Methven
OS1/25/56/32 [Page] 32 Ph. [Parish] of Methven Sheet 96 Plan 4
OS1/25/56/33 NEWROW LODGE Newrow Lodge Mr. R. Mill Factor Mr. R Wright Inspector of Poor Methven Estate Plans 096 This name at present applies to a large farmsteading but it would appear to have applied to a lodge or single house some time ago. The dwelling ho. [house] is 2 story's & offices one, the whole slated and in good repair the property of W. Thompson Esqr. Balgowan.
OS1/25/56/33 PACKHORSE Packhorse Mr. R Mill Mr. R. Wright Mr. David Young (Tenant) 096 A single dwelling house with small garden attached. 2 story's high slated & in good repair. The property of W Thompson Esqr. Balgowan.
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OS1/25/56/35 BALGOWAN HOUSE Balgowan House Mr. R. Mill Mr. R Wright Mr. W. Thompson Valuation Roll for 1857-8 096 A large commodious mansion house, part 4 story's & part 2, the residence & property of W. Thompson, Esqr. There is large stables belonging threto, one stoy, also small gas works, the whole slated and in good repair.
OS1/25/56/35 STRATHMORE Strathmore Mr. R. Mill Mr. R Wright Mr. W. Thompson Valuation Roll for 1857-8 096 For description of Strathmore see parish of Findo Gask.
OS1/25/56/35 POW WATER Pow Water Mr. R. Mill Mr. R Wright Estate Plan 096 For description see parish of Madderty.
OS1/25/56/35 GAS WORKS [Balgowan House] Gas Works Mr. R. Mill Mr. R. Wright Mr. W. Thompson 096 This name is applied to a small gasometer &c. with dwelling house attached, which supplies Balgowan House with gas. Property of William Thompson Esqr.
OS1/25/56/35 [Page] 35 County of Perth -- Parish of Methven [Note below Strathmore:] Plan 85/13 [Note below Pow Water:] 96/11 & 12 & 96/8 & 12
OS1/25/56/36 JESSIE BURN Jessie Burn Mr. R. Mill Factor Balgowan by Methven Mr. R. Wright Inspector of Poor, Methven Estate Plan 096 A small stream from 10 to 20 links wide, it is known by the name of Jessie Burn, from the junction of a small stream with Gillie Burn ½ a mile north-east of Balgowan Ho. [House] until its junction with the Pow, it forms the boundary between the Estates of Balgowan and Bachilton.
OS1/25/56/36 BACKMOSS COTTAGES Backmoss Cottages Mr. R Mill Mr. R. Wright Estate Plan 096 This name applies to two small cottage's, one story, slated & in good repair, the property of W. Thompson Esqr. Balgowan.
OS1/25/56/36 BACHILTON Bachilton Mr. R Mill Mr. R Wright Mr. Thomas Ross (Tenant) Valuation Roll for 1857-8 096 A very large farmsteading, dwelling house 2 story's, with suitable offices belonging thereto, offices partly one & partly 2 storys, the whole slated & in excellent repair, the property of Lord Elibank, Darn Hall.
OS1/25/56/36 GILLIE BURN Gillie Burn See Name Book for parish of Fowlis Wester.
OS1/25/56/36 [Page] 36 County of Perth -- Parish of Methven
OS1/25/56/37 FREE CHURCH [Methven] Free Church Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Mr. Wright 097 A square building slated and in excellent repair. It is built in the same style and of the same material as the Free Church school. It contains 450 sittings. Previous to the reduction of the size of the Church, it contained about 650 sittings.
OS1/25/56/37 [Page] 37 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven
OS1/25/56/38 INFANT SCHOOL [Methven] Infant School Miss Gillespie Schoolmistress Methven Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark 097 This is a one storey house slated and in excellent repair. It is entirely supported by Mrs. Smythe of Methven Castle. 70 is the average number of scholars in attendance.
OS1/25/56/38 SCHOOL [Free Church-Methven] Free Church School Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Mr. Wright 097 A very stong and handsome building, one storey high, slated and excellent repair. No teaching has been carried on in this building for a number of years owing to a scarcity of scholars.
OS1/25/56/38 [Page] 38 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven. [Kildeesland entry has been scored out] [Below entry for School:] It is considered superfluous to prefix Free Church to this school as it is so contiguous to the Church of that name.
OS1/25/56/39 MECKPHEN Meckphen Mecphin Mr. Smythe, Proprietor Mr. Clark Writing on Meckphen Bar Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A few old cottar houses, all thatched and in very bad repair. Property of Mr. Smythe.
OS1/25/56/39 WEST MECKPHEN West Meckphen Mr. Smythe, Proprietor Mr. Clark, Landstewart 097 A one storey farm house slated and in excellent repair. Property of Mr. Smythe, Tenanted by Mrs. Gorrie.
OS1/25/56/39 EAST MECKPHEN East Meckphen Mr. Smythe, proprietor Mr. Clark, Landstewart 097 A two storey farm house with office houses, slated and in excellent repair, property of Mr. Smythe, not tenanted by the farmer. The above three objects were formerly included in the name Meckphen. But the proprietor, Mr. Smythe, and his landstewart Agreed to designate them as written.
OS1/25/56/39 [Page] 39 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven [Alongside authorities for West Meckphen:] Mecpin Meckpen Mekpen
OS1/25/56/40 CLOAG Cloag Mr. Smythe, Methven Castle, Methven David Robertson, Cloag, Methven. Mr. Clark, Land stewart, Methven Castle Methven Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A two storey farm house with office houses, all slated and in good repair. Property of Mr. Smythe.
OS1/25/56/40 NEEDBURN Needburn Mr. Smythe Mr. Clarke Mr. McFarlane, Needburn Methven Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A one storey farm house with office houses, all slated and in good repair. Property of Mr. Smythe.
OS1/25/56/40 MECKPHEN T.P. Meckphen T.P. [Turn Pike] Mr. Smythe Pror. [Proprietor] Mr. Clark Writing on table of tolls. 097 A one storey house slated and in good repair, situated about a mile west from Methven, 10 from Creiff and 7 from Perth. Property of Mr. Smythe.
OS1/25/56/40 [Page] 40 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven.
OS1/25/56/41 CARNOCHY BURN Carnochy Burn Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Mr. Wright, Inspector of Poor, Methven 097 This burn is named thus from the point where it enters a large wood on the west of Cloag (shewn on 97-1-1) to where it divides into two streams at Methven Moss.
OS1/25/56/41 BURNSIDE Burnside Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Copy of Rent Roll. Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A few cottar houses about ½ a mile south from the Railway Station; they are mostly thatched and in bad repair. Property of Mr. Smythe.
OS1/25/56/41 TIPPERMALLO Tippermallo Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Miss Patton, Tippermallo Methven Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A two storey dwelling house slated and in good repair. Property of Mr. Smythe
OS1/25/56/41 [Page] 41 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven.
OS1/25/56/42 MAINS OF TIPPERMALLO Mains of Tippermallo Mr. Smythe, Pror. [Proprietor] Mr. Clark Mr. Graham, tenant Methven 097 A two storey dwelling house with extensive office houses all slated and in excellent repair.
OS1/25/56/42 TULLIEGRUGGIE Tulliegruggie Tullicraggie Mr. Smythe, Pror. [Proprietor] Mr. Clark Mr. Wright, Inspector of Poor Methven Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A one storey farm house with office houses all slated and in excellent repair. Tenanted by Mr Limmie.
OS1/25/56/42 ROSE COTTAGE Rose Cottage Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Mr. Wright 097 A one storey cottage slated and in good repair. Property of Mr. Smythe, Tenanted by Mr. Soutter.
OS1/25/56/42 [Page] 42 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven.
OS1/25/56/43 METHVEN [village] Methven Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Rent Roll 1863 Valuation Roll for 1857-8 New Statistical Account 097 For the following description see "The Topographical, Statistical & Historical Gazetteer of Scotland" Vol. [Volume] 2 page 354: - The village of Methven stands a little south of the centre of the parish on the road between Perth and Glasgow [very likely Crieff was intended]; 6 miles from Perth 11 from Crieff, and 58 from Glasgow. It is very neatly edificed and is the site of the parish church and of a United Secession Meeting House. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in handloom cotton weaving, and have most their work, through resident agents, from manufacturers in Glasgow. Annual fairs are [continued on page 44]
OS1/25/56/43 [Page] 43 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven
OS1/25/56/44 [Methven (Continued)] [continued from page 43] held in May and October. The village has a savings' bank, a spacious masonic Lodge (but not now), a friendly society (neither has it this now), and an agricultural association. Its population is about a thousand. It is connected with Perth by a single line of railway.
OS1/25/56/44 CHURCH [parish-Methven] Church (Ph. [Parish]) Mr. Smythe Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Wilson, officiating Mi. [Minister] Methven Mr. Clark. 097 This is the parish church of the Established Church of Scotland for the parish of Methven. It is a strong stone edifice entirely slated and in excellent repair. There is a high steeple on its south side, on which is a clock with one dial It contains 1100 sittings.
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OS1/25/56/45 CHURCH (Remains of) [Methven] Church (Remains of) Mr. Young Methven. Mr. Wright A book entitled "The presbytery of Perth", by the Revd. [Reverend] John Wilson. 097 The following is taken from a book entitled "The Presbytery of Perth":- The church of Methven in the diocese of St Andrews, was founded in 1433 by Walter Stewart, Earl of Athole, a younger son of Robert the Second. It was a collegiate church, and served by a Provost and several Prebendaries. The revenues at the reformation were valued at £117 Scots, and 40 chalders of meal. Auldbar now united to Aberlemno, was conferred on the collegiate church of Methven, and the care thereof served by a chaplain. In 1621 the minister of Methven is styled, Provost of Methven and chaplain of Auldbar. Part of the tomb of Mr. Smythe is the only remains of this church.
OS1/25/56/45 [Page] 45 Perthshire Ph. [Parish] of Methven. [Note:] To be written to the Western Tomb which is the part of the Old Church which still remains. [Initialled] P.L. The following is taken from the New Statistical Account. "An aisle, which was connected with this church, appears, from a stone built in the wall, to have been erected by some of the Royal family. On this stone is sculp- tured the Royal Lyon of Scotland, with the crown above, and there are some defaced illegible Saxon characters below. This aisle may have been built by Margaret the Queen Dowager, when she resided at the Castle of Methven." This aisle comprises the Western Tomb which is the burying place of William Smythe Esq. of Methven Castle.
OS1/25/56/46 RAILWAY STATION [Methven] Railway Station Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Mr. McCarter Stationmaster Methven. 097 A Brick house one storey high slated and in excellent repair. The ticket office occupies the north part the building, and the ladies' waiting the south, - also an engine house opposite the ticket office.
OS1/25/56/46 PERTH, ALMOND VALLEY, AND METHVEN RAILWAY Perth Almond Valley, & Methven Railway Mr. Smythe Mr. McCarter Writing on their tables of "Bye Laws and regulations" 097 A single line of railway connecting Perth and Methven, Its whole length is 8 miles. There is but one engine employed on it. The trains leaving Perth for Methven daily leave at, 10.40, AM. 4.20, PM. and 6.50 PM. Those leaving Methven for Perth leave at 9.10 AM. 11.20 AM. and 5.30, PM. On Saturdays an additional train leaves Methven for Perth at 3.30 P.M. returning at 7.P.M. No telegraphic communication on this line.
OS1/25/56/46 [Page] 46 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven [Note below Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway:] On 97/1 & 5 & 97/3
OS1/25/56/47 U.P. [UNITED PRESBYTERIAN] CHURCH [Methven] U.P. [United Presbyterian] Church Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Mr. Wright 097 An oblong building situated immediately on the west of the U.P. [United Presbyterian] School. It is slated and in good repair. Contains 800 sittings.
OS1/25/56/47 [Page] 47 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven. [U.P. [United Presbyterian] School entry has been crossed out. See page 53]
OS1/25/56/48 LOGIE STREET Logie Street Dr. [Doctor] Young Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark. 097 This name is applied to a street, lying north and south, between the Turnpike road at the west end of Methven and a crossing of roads near Needburn.
OS1/25/56/48 BACK PORT Back Port Dr. [Doctor] Young Mr. Clark Mr. Wright 097 A small street on the east of the U.P. [United Presbyterian] Church and school, forming a passage to the rough ground on the north of the village.
OS1/25/56/48 [Page] 48 Perthshire. Parish of Methven
OS1/25/56/49 GAS WORKS Gas Works Revd [Reverend] Mr. Wilson Mr. Wright Mr J Hannay, manager of the gas, Methven 097 These works supply the village of Methven, Methven Castle & the cottages about the castle with gas. The gasometer contains 4500 cubic feet of gas. There is a one storey house connected with them for the keeping of gas-coal &c, it is slated and in good condition.
OS1/25/56/49 FARINA WORKS Farina Works Potatoe Mill Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Wilson Mr. Wright Mr. Martin, manager, Methven Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 These works consist of a one storey house slated and in good condition and a shed on the north end of the pond which supplies the mill with water. It is partly wrought with steam and partly with water power
OS1/25/56/49 [Page] 49 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven.
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OS1/25/56/51 STAR INN [Methven] Star Inn Sign board Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Mr. Kidd Star Inn Methven 097 A two storey dwelling house slated and in excellent repair. It is the principal Inn in Methven. In it are sold spirits, porter and ales.
OS1/25/56/51 BLACK BULL INN [Methven] Black Bull Inn Sign board Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark 097 A one storey dwelling house slated and in excellent repair. In it are sold spirits, porter and ales. Tenanted by Mr McGlashen.
OS1/25/56/51 QUEEN'S ARMS INN [Methven] Queen's Arms Inn Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Sign board 097 A two storey dwelling house slated and in excellent repair. In it are sold spirits porter and ales Tenanted by Mr. McGregor
OS1/25/56/51 [Page] 51 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven.
OS1/25/56/52 POLICE STATION [Methven] Constabulary Station Police Station Police Station Sign board on Ho. [House] Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Act of Parliament Captain Gordon, Chief of the County Police 097 A two storey dwelling house slated and in excellent repair. There is a room in it for the accommodation of prisoners
OS1/25/56/52 THE BELL TREE The Bell Tree Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Mr. Wright Revd [Reverend] Mr. Wilson Methven 097 The following description of this tree is taken from "The Topographical Statistical and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland," Vol. [Volume] 2 page 354: - "The Bell-Tree, an ash in the Churchyard, supposed to be co-eval with the earliest religious establishment in the parish, and measuring 20 feet in girth 3½ feet from the ground." At one time the church bell was hung on this tree - from which circumstance it derives its name.
OS1/25/56/52 [Page] 52 Perthshire -- Ph. [Parish] of Methven.
OS1/25/56/53 SCHOOL School (Ph [Parish]) Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Watson Mr. Smythe Mr. Thomas Bell Parish Schoolmaster Methven 097 A one storey house slated and in excellent repair. It is supported by government, and has an average number of scholars of 100.
OS1/25/56/53 SCHOOL U.P. [United Presbyterian] Church School Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Mr. Wright 097 A two storey house slated and in excellent repair. Scholars have not attended this School for a number of years past.
OS1/25/56/53 MANSE Manse Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Watson 097 A two storey dwelling house slated and in excellent repair. It is situated in Mansionnook Occupant Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Watson It is the property of the congregation of Mansionnook chapel.
OS1/25/56/53 [Page] 53 Perthshire, -- Ph. [Parish] of Methven. [Note below U.P. [United Presbyterian] School:] As this school is so contiguous to the Church it is superfluous to prefix U.P. [United Presbyterian] Church to the name.
OS1/25/56/54 DRUMGRAIN Drumgrain Drumgraine Mr. Smythe Proprietor Mr. Clark Mr. Wright Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A few cottar houses situated a short distance on the east of Methven; they are all slated and in good repair.
OS1/25/56/54 MANSIONNOOK . Mansionnook Mansionnook Mansion Nook Mansion Nook Mr. Clark Mr. Smythe Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Watson Methven Valuation Roll for 1857-8 Printed bill at Mansion Nook 097 A few two storey cottar houses including a manse, all slated and in excellent repair.
OS1/25/56/54 MANSIONNOOK CHAPEL Mansionnook Chapel Mr. Smythe Mr. Clarke Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Watson Printed bills at Mansion Nook. 097 This chapel is situated on the east side of Methven; it is slated and in excellent repair. It contains 600 sittings. It was formerly a U.P. [United Presbyterian] church, but is now connected with no religious sect.
OS1/25/56/54 [Page] 54 County of Perth. Ph. [Parish] of Methven [Under Authorities for Mansionnook Chapel:] Divine worship is still performed in this chapel, but it is attached to no particular denomination of christians.
OS1/25/56/55 FACTORY Factory Mr. Clarke Mr. Watt, Factory Methven Dr. [Doctor] Young Methven. 097 A long two storey house slated and in excellent repair. Dr. [Doctor] Young resided in this house for a considerable time during which he received letters addressed to the Factory.
OS1/25/56/55 PITTENCRUIVIE Pittencruivie Mr. Smythe Mr. Clarke Rent Roll Val. [Valuation] Roll 1863-4 097 A few cottar houses situated in Methven, all slated and in good repair.
OS1/25/56/55 POST OFFICE Post office Mr. Smythe Mr. Clarke Mr. Gilbert Donaldson P.O. [Post Office] Methven 097 A two storey house slated and in good repair. This is not a Money Order office. There is one arrival & one despatch daily, the former at 8 am, the latter 3 PM. Major office - Perth.
OS1/25/56/55 [Page] 55 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven
OS1/25/56/56 CLEIKUMINN Cleikuminn Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Copy of Rent Roll. 097 This name applies to the houses immediately south and south-east of the Free church. They consist of a few cottar houses. Property of Mr. Smythe.
OS1/25/56/56 BREWLANDS Brewlands Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Valuation Roll for 1857-8 Mrs. Soutter Brewlands Methven 097 A few cottar houses situated on the east of Methven; they are slated and in middling repair. Property of Mrs. Soutter.
OS1/25/56/56 BULLHILL GARDENS Bullhill Gardens Mr. Smythe Mr. Clark Copy of Rent Roll. 097 This name is given to the gardens immediately about the gas works at Methven.
OS1/25/56/56 [Page] 56 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven
OS1/25/56/57 POW BRIDGE Pow Bridge Mr David Young Mr R Wright Revd [Reverend] James Wilson 097 A small bridge consisting of one arch which spans the East Pow close to Tibbermore crossing, it is not in very good condition. property of the Statute Labor Road Trustees or Commissioners for the district in which it is situate, being on a Statute Labor road.
OS1/25/56/57 EAST POW 097 For Authorities and Descriptive Remarks see Name Book of Tibbermore Parish.
OS1/25/56/57 [Page] 57 County of Perth -- Parish of Methven
OS1/25/56/58 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.
OS1/25/56/58 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".
OS1/25/56/58 [Page] 58 County of Perth -- Parish of Methven
OS1/25/56/59 POWSIDE Powside W. Smythe Esqr. Mr. Clarke Rent Roll 1863 Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A small farmsteading dwellinghouse one story, & offices one part thatched, & part slated. all in good repair. The property of W. Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle.
OS1/25/56/59 MYRESIDE Myreside W. Smythe Esqr. Mr. Clarke Rent Roll 1863 Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 This name applies to two small dwelling houses with a small officehouse, & garden attached to each, all one story, slated and in good repair. The property of W. Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle and at present occupied by his Labour's
OS1/25/56/59 [Page] 59 County of Perth -- Parish of Methven
OS1/25/56/60 KINNONPARK Kinnonpark Kinning Park or Westwood W. Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle Mr. Clarke Landstewart Methven Castle Rent Roll 1863 Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A large farmsteading, dwelling house 2 storys with suitable offices the whole slated & in good repair. Mr. J. Miller Tenant. The property of W. Smythe Esqr. of Methven Castle.
OS1/25/56/60 KILDEESLAND Kildeesland W. Smythe Esqr. Mr. Clarke Rent Roll (1863) Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A small farmsteading dwelling house 2 storys, offices partly one & partly 2. all slated & in good repair, James Miller Tenant. The property of W Smythe Esqr. of Methven Castle.
OS1/25/56/60 BROOMHILL Broomhill W. Smythe Esqr. Mr. Clarke Rent Roll 1863. 097 This name applies to a small dwelling house & Smithy each one story, slated & in good repair, at present occupied by W. Anderson Smith. The property W. Smythe Esqr. Methven Castle
OS1/25/56/60 [Page] 60 County of Perth -- Parish of Methven
OS1/25/56/61 POST OFFICE [Almondbank] Post Office Mr McLaren, Postmaster Mr P. Gorrie Dr [Doctor] Butcher 085 A two storey house slated and in excellent repair; it is also a grocer's shop. There is one arrival and and one despatch of letters every day: the former at 7.30 A.M. the latter at 3.30 P.M. Money orders are not issued at this office, Major office Perth.
OS1/25/56/61 LOCHTY Lochty Mr. Smythe Mr Clarke Rent Roll. Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 This name is applied to two dwelling houses and a wool mill, all one storey, slated & in very good condition. Property of Mr Smythe, Methven Castle.
OS1/25/56/61 [Page] 61 Perthshire Parish of Methven
OS1/25/56/62 LOCHTY BRIDGE Lochty Bridge Mr Smythe Mr. Clarke Mr. McLaren Post Office Almonbank 097 A county Bridge near to Almondbank Railway station on the road between Perth and Crieff. It is built of stones and not in very good condition. It spans a burn called East Pow which is the boundary between the parishes of Methven and Tibbermore. It has only one arch.
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OS1/25/56/63 METHVEN LOCH Methven Loch Mr. Pearson, Methven Castle, Methven. Mr. McLaren Almondbank. Mr Clarke Landstewart 097 A small loch situated immediately north of Loanleven, and about ½ a mile south west from Almondbank. It is situated in a hollow and cannot be seen from a distance. It abounds in perch and pike.
OS1/25/56/63 ALMONDBANK Almondbank Almond Bank Almondbank Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Leston, Redgorton Manse, Perth Mr. Smythe Mr Clarke Valuation Roll for 1857-8 New Statistical Account 097 A small village one the west bank of the River Almond, about 2½ miles east from Methven and about four from Perth. The houses almost all slated and in excellent condition. The inhabitants are chiefly employed at the mills on the opposite side of the Almond. No. of inhabitants about 200.
OS1/25/56/63 LOCHEND COTTAGE Lochend Cottage Mr. Smythe Mr. Clarke Mrs. McLean 097 A one storey dwelling house slated and in excellent repair. Property of Mr Smythe, Tenant Mrs McLean.
OS1/25/56/63 [Page] 63 Perthshire, Ph. [Parish] of Methven. [Below Almondbank:] Sheet 85/15
OS1/25/56/64 LOANLEVEN Loanleven Loan Leven Mr. Smythe, Methven Castle Perth Rent Roll Dr. [Doctor] Butcher, Loanleven, Methven Mr. Clarke, landstewart Methven Castle, Methven Valuation Roll for 1857-8 097 A two storey farm house with office houses, all slated and in very good condition. Property of Mr Smythe, Tenanted by Dr [Doctor] Butcher.
OS1/25/56/64 MIDDLE POWSIDE Middle Powside Laurence Rintoul, Ear. [Easter] Powside Mr Scrim, Middle Powside Mr Duff Middle Powside Methven 097 A one storey farm house with office houses slated and in good condition. Property of Mr. Smythe. Tenanted by Messrs Scrim and Duff. On the tenants' rent receipts this house and Easter Powside are included in the name Powside, but the written names are those by which they are distinguished from each other.
OS1/25/56/64 EASTER POWSIDE Easter Powside Laurence Rintoul Mr Scrim Mr Duff 097 A one storey farm house with office houses all slated and in good repair. Property of Mr Smythe. Tenanted by Mr. L. Rintoul.
OS1/25/56/64 [Page] 64 Perthshire Ph. [Parish] of Methven
OS1/25/56/65 MOSS-SIDE Moss-side Moss-side Moss-side Moss-side Rent Receipt Mr Smythe Proprietor Mr Clark, Land Stewart Valuation roll for 1857-8 097 A large farm house, two storeys high, with offices attached; the whole in good repair. Tenant Robert Bell Proprietor Mr Smythe
OS1/25/56/65 MOSS-SIDE COTTAGE Moss-side Cottage Mr Smythe, Proprietor Mr Clark, Land Stewart Rent Receipt 097 A one storey dwelling House situated west of the farm of Moss-side, slated and in good repair. property of Mr Smythe.
OS1/25/56/65 METHVEN MOSS Methven Moss 096 ; 097 For authorities and description see name Book for Tibbermore Ph. [Parish] page 25
OS1/25/56/65 [Page] 65 Ph [Parish] of Methven Sheet Plan
OS1/25/56/66 [Page] 66 [Volume signed] F. E. Pratt Capt. R.E. [Captain Royal Engineers] Aug [August] 29th. 1864.
OS1/25/56/67 [Page] 67 [Volume] 56 OS1/25/56 [Date Stamp] ORDNANCE SURVEY M S. STORE SOUTHAMPTON 28 APR. 1898 NAME BOOK OF THE PARISH OF METHVEN IN THE COUNTY OF PERTH
OS1/25/56/68 [Page] 68 INDEX Names of Objects -- Page Almondbank -- 63 Almondbank Inn -- 29 Ardittie Burn -- 5 Bachilton -- 36 Back Port -- 48 Backmoss Cottages -- 36 Balgowan House -- 35 Bullhill Gardens -- 56 Bessie Bell and Mary Gray's Grave -- 11 Black Bull Inn -- 51 Braegrum -- 31 Brewlands -- 56 Bridgend of Ardittie -- 8 Broomhill -- 24 Broomhill -- 60 Burn Brae -- 12 Burnside -- 41 Campsie Burn -- 5 Carnochy Burn -- 41 Carsebridge -- 23 Carse Burn -- 23 Cassochie -- 10 Church -- 44 Church (Remains of) -- 45 Cleanhill -- 24 Cleikuminn -- 56 Cloag -- 40 Cogbrae -- 9 Dalcrue -- 14 Dalcrue Bridge -- 13 Dalcrue Mill (Disused) -- 14 Denhead -- 20 Den of Methven -- 19 Drumbauchly -- 21 Drumbauchly Cottage -- 22 Drumbuach -- 9 Drumcairn -- 12 Drumgrain -- 54 Easter Busby -- 27 Easter Campsie -- 7 Easter Carsehill -- 24 Easter Powside -- 64 East Meckphen -- 39 East Pow -- 57 Factory -- 55 Farina Works -- 49 Foresters' Houses -- 28 Free Church -- 37 Free Church Manse -- 18 Gas Works -- 29 Gas Works -- 35 Gas Works -- 49 Gillie Burn -- 36 Grundcruie -- 21 Hagg's Cottages -- 14 Headdykes of Newbigging -- 22 Home Farm -- 28 Inch of Ardittie -- 3 Infant School -- 38 Jessie Burn -- 36 Kildeesland -- 60 Keilour Forest -- 9 Kinnonpark -- 60 Lawmuirden -- 17 Linfield Burn -- 31 Loanleven -- 64 Lochend Cottage -- 63 Lochty -- 61 Lochty Bridge -- 62 Logie Street -- 48 Lower Sauchop -- 17 Lynedoch Cottage -- 15 Mains of Tippermallo -- 42 Manse -- 18 Manse -- 53 Mansionhouse -- 18 Mansionnook -- 54 Mansionnook Chapel -- 54 Meckphen -- 39 Meckphen T.P. [Turn Pike] -- 40 Methven (parish) -- 1 Methven (village) -- 43 Methven Burn -- 25 Methven Castle -- 58 Methven Loch -- 63 Methven Moss -- 65 Middle Powside -- 64 Millhaugh Bridge -- 3 Moss-side -- 65 Moss-side Cottage -- 65 Myreside -- 59 Needburn -- 40 Newbigging -- 22 Newrow Lodge -- 33 North Busby -- 27 North Cassochie -- 10 Packhorse -- 33 Pepperwell Oak -- 58
OS1/25/56/69 [Page] 69 Names of Objects -- Page Perth Almond Valley and Methven Railway -- 46 Pickston -- 7 Pittencruivie -- 55 Police Station -- 52 Post Office -- 55 Post Office -- 61 Post Office -- Pow Bridge -- 57 Powside -- 59 Pow Water -- 35 Queen's Arms Inn -- 51 Railway Station -- 46 Randolph Grip -- 9 River Almond -- 3 Rose Cottage -- 42 School -- 30 School -- 38 School -- 53 School -- 53 Scroggiehill -- 30 South Ardittie -- 11 Star Inn -- 51 Stone Coffins found here -- 8 Stone Coffin and Urn found here -- 30 Stottleburn -- 21 Stottle Burn -- 23 Strath More -- 35 Supposed Site of the Battle of Methven A.D. 1306 -- 26 The Bell Tree -- 52 Tippermallo -- 41 Tulliegruggie -- 42 U.P. [United Presbyterian] Church -- 47 Upper Sauchop -- 17 Wester Busby -- 27 Wester Campsie -- 8 Wester Carsehill -- 20 West Ardittie -- 7 West Meckphen -- 39 Whindrum -- 32 Whindrum Lodge -- 32 Whitebank -- 32 Woodend -- 29