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Blairgowrie

"BLAIRGOWRIE, town and parish in north-east of Perthshire. The town stands on river Ericht, at terminus of branch railway, amid charming environs, 24½ miles north-east of Perth; was only a mean village at commencement of present century, is now a flourishing seat of textile manufacturers; publishes 2 weekly newspapers, has a head post office with all departments, 4 banking offices, 7 hotels, a town hall, 2 established churches, 2 Free churches, Congregational, Episcopalian, and Roman Catholic churches, and a public school with about 687 scholars, and includes practically the suburbs of New Rattray and Old Rattray. Pop. of the town proper, 4537; of the town and suburbs, 7070. - The parish contains Lornty village; is intersected for about 2 miles by other parishes, and measures, exclusive of the intersection, about 9 miles in length. Acres, 15,303."

Wilson, Rev. John, The Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882.

Cemeteries

  • Blairgowrie Churchyard

  • Blairgowrie Cemetery

The interment registers for both are available at the local council offices in Blairgowrie. Please consult the cemeteries page.

There are pre-1855 inscriptions available in Monumental inscriptions (pre-1855) in North Perthshire.

Census

The GRO(S) Ref. No. is 335. Please consult the county page for general information.

An index for 1851 is available from Tay Valley FHS.

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Blairgowrie area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

Please consult the county page for general information.

  • Church of Scotland (OPR)

    GRO(S) Ref. No.      
    335/1 B 1647-1819 M 1647-1819 D-
    335/2 B- M 1647-58 D 1714-36
    335/3 B 1742 M 1742 D-
    335/4 B 1820-54 M 1820-54 D-
    335/5 B- M- D 1820-36
  • St Catherine's Episcopal Church

    1799-1984: registers incl baptism, marriage and burial, minutes, accounts, photos and misc corresp incl Bishop Torrey. Registers 1712-1762 kept in the National Library of Scotland.

    Private records, Ref. NRA(S) 2706 - enquiries to:
    National Register of Archives (Scotland)
    HM General Register House
    Edinburgh EH1 3YY
    Scotland

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

 

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Blairgowrie has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NO179450 (Lat/Lon: 56.589760, -3.338441), Blairgowrie which are provided by: