CAPUTH, Perthshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"CAPUTH, a parish mainly in the county of Perth, but partly in that of Forfar, Scotland. It is situated in a pleasant hilly district in Stormont, on the banks of the river Tay, where the Isla joins it, and includes the villages of Caputh Wester, Craigie, Fungarth, Kinearnie Meikleour, and Spittalfield. There are numerous lakes in the parish, abounding in fish. Clayslate is found in the hills, and is extensively quarried for roofing purposes; limestone is also abundant. The living, value £233, is in the presbytery of Dunkeld, in the patronage of the crown. The church was repaired and improved about 1840, and contains a small brass font. Two miles E. of the church is Inehtuthill, an oblong table-land, 60 feet in height, the traditional site of a Pietish town. The Romans had a camp here, of which the traces have almost disappeared. Inehtuthill is said to have been part of the land granted to the Hays by Kenneth III. about the close of the 10th century. There are several cairns in the parish Amongst the seats of the gentry are Delvine House, Meikleour House, Stenton House, &c. The parish extends about 13 miles in length, and varies in breadth from 2 to 7 miles."

"CRAIGIE, a village in the parish of Caputh, in the county of Perth, Scotland, 2 miles from Dunkeld."

"FUNGARTH, a village in the parish of Caputh, county Perth, Scotland, not far from Dunkeld."

"KINCAIRNIE, a village in the parish of Caputh, county Perth, Scotland."

"MEIKLEOUR, a village in the parish of Caputh, county Perth, Scotland, 5 miles W. of Cupar-Angus. It is situated near Dunkeld. Numerous cattle markets are held here during the year, also annual fairs on the fourth Fridays in June and October, the 2nd July, and the third Friday in August."

"SPITTALFIELD, a village in the parish of Caputh, county Perth, Scotland. It is situated near Dunkeld, and is traversed by the high road from Dunkeld to Dundee."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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