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"DOWALLY, village and parish in Strathtay district, Perthshire. The village stands on a burn of its own name, 4½ miles north-by-west of Dunkeld, dates from the Culdee times, and has a small parochial church of 1813, and a public school with about 63 scholars. - The parish was a chapelry of Caputh, became seperate in 1500, and is now united to Dunkeld; and it comprises a main body of about 6 miles along the Tay, and a detached district of about ¾ mile along the Tummel. Acres of Dowally and Dunkeld, 9456. Real property in 1880-81, £3350. Pop. 791. The main body consists of a belt of low ground contiguous to the Tay, and a wooded range of overhanging heights; and includes the picturesque rocky hills of Craigiebarns and Craigievinean, together with the King's pass."

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


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


The GRO(S) Ref. No. is 344. Please consult the county page for general information.


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Church Records

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  • Church of Scotland (OPR)

    GRO(S) Ref. No.      
    344/1 B 1705-1819 M 1746-1819 D-
    344/2 B- M 1761-1819 D 1750-1819
    344/3 B 1820-30 M 1820-28 D-
    344/4 B 1830-54 M 1820-37 D-

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