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BLAIRGOWRIE, Perthshire

"BLAIRGOWRIE, town and parish in north-east of Perthshire. The town stands on river Ericht, at terminus of branch railway, amid charming environs, 241/2 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
Census
Church Records
Gazetteers


Cemeteries

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.

Church Records

Please consult the county page for general information.

Gazetteers

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