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Methven, Perth and Kinross

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Methven, Perth and Kinross

Methven is a large village in the Scottish region of Perth and Kinross, on the A85 road due west of the town of Perth. Methven is close to another Perthshire village, Almondbank. The village has its own primary school, church, bowling club, 2 community halls, playing field with sports facilities and skate-park, and, a variety of businesses.
Post townPERTH
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNO0226
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01738

Methven, Perth and Kinross in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Methven, par., quoad sacra par., and vil. with ry. sta., Perthshire - par., 12,911 ac., pop. 1910; quoad sacra par. (including part of Monzie par.), pop. 2041; vil., 1¼ mile NW. of Methven Junction, which is 6½ miles W. of Perth, pop. 751; P.O.; has some mfrs. of linen and jute; in the churchyard is the grave of Lord Lynedoch (1750-1843), the General Graham of the Peninsular War, who was born at Balgowan; a fragment of the old collegiate church (1433) is the burying-place of the Smythes of Methven, whose seat, Methven Castle, is 1 mile E. of the vil.; in the grounds are many fine old trees, including the "Pepperwell Oak;" the battle of Methven was fought in 1306; to the W. of Almondbank vil. is Methven Loch.

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