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Supposed Site of the Ancient Town BERTHA (Site of) Bertha Revd [Reverend] Mr Seaton
Mr D Hamilton
Mr P Gorrie
General Roy's Military Antiquities
085 The following extract is taKen from the "Topographical Statistical and Historical gazetteer of Scotland" Vol. [Volume] 2nd page 586. - on the point of the peninsula of the Tay and the Almond, anciently stood old Perth or Bertha and also, as the author of Caledonia thinKs, the Roman station Urrea." No traces of this ancient town are now to be seen; part of its site on the North of the Almond is planted with wood. The following extract is taken from Roy's Military Antiquities. - "Orrea is the next station we are to search for at a distance of 14 miles from Hierua and two from Perth. where are to be seen vestiges of Bertha or Perth. That this was a place of consequence as being sometimes the residence of the Kings of Scotland, is certain from the particulars which Buchannan relates of the inundation of the Tay, which in one night's time swept the greatest part of the town away. This happened towards the end of William's reign who died in 1214.

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County of Perth. -- Ph [Parish] of Redgorton

[note] No evidence can be obtained as to this being a Roman town but it evidently was a Pictish one.

It seems a mistake to suppose that Perth occupied the site here indicated up to 1214, as several charters still extant prove, which are referred to in the Statistical Account of Scotland P. [Page] 24-5 - and one of which clearly proves that Perth occupied its present position in 1199, before the inundations alluded to which happened in 1210.

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