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Scone, Perth and Kinross

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Scone, Perth and Kinross

Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNO1326
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityTayside
 

Other names by which Scone, Perth and Kinross has been known in the past

Scoon

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

Scone, par. and vil., Perthshire - par., 7815 ac., pop. 2402; vil. (New Scone), on river Tay, 2 miles NE. of Perth, pop. 1483; P.O.; has a jam factory; in vicinity is Scone Palace, seat of the Earl of Mansfield, occupying the site of an abbey founded in 1114 and destroyed in 1559; Old Scone, now a decayed hamlet, 1 mile NW. of New Scone, was the capital of the kingdom of the Picts, and was long the place where the Scottish kings were crowned. The coronation-stone, or Stone of Destiny, was removed by Edward I. in 1296 to Westminster Abbey, where it now is.

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