County Boundary Changes, Perthshire, 1891

The county of Perth had four detached parts, viz.: (a.) The parishes of Culross and Tulliallan, adjoining the counties of Fife and Kinross; (b.) Part of the parish of Kippen, surrounded by the county of Stirling; and (c.) and (d.)Two detached parts of the parish of Caputh, each surrounded by the county of Forfar. It contained two detached parts of other counties, viz., part of the county of Forfar, consisting of a detached part of the parish of Kettins, and part of the county of Stirling, consisting of part of the parish of Logie. There were twelve parishes situated partly in the county of Perth and partly in other counties, viz., Abernethy, Alloa, Alyth, Arngask, Caputh, Coupar Angus, Forgandenny, Fossoway & Tulliebole, Kippen, Lecropt, Liff, Benvie & Invergowrie, and Logie. It was also found necessary to deal with the parish of Fowlis-Easter, which is for certain purposes united to the Forfarshire parish of Lundie.

Taken from 'Scottish County & Parish Boundary Changes 1891'


A. With the county of Clackmannan

  1. Alloa

B. With the county of Fife

  1. Abernethy
  2. Arngask
  3. Culross and Tulliallan

C. With the county of Forfar

  1. Alyth
  2. Caputh
  3. Coupar Angus
  4. Fowlis Easter
  5. Kettins
  6. Liff Benvie & Invergowrie

D. With the county of Kinross

  1. Arngask
  2. Forgandenny and Forteviot
  3. Fossoway and Tulliebole

E. With the county of Stirling

  1. Alloa
  2. Kippen
  3. Lecropt
  4. Logie

A. With the county of Clackmannan

  1. ALLOA

    A very small portion of the parish of Alloa was situated in Perthshire, the rest being in Clackmannan. It extended to about 3 acres, was situated at Gogar Haugh, and is the property of Mrs. Morries Stirling. ..... no change was made to the county boundary, but this small portion of Alloa was transferred to the parish of Logie and to the county of Stirling.

B. With the county of Fife

  1. ABERNETHY

    The parish of Abernethy was situated partly in the county of Fife and partly in the county of Perth. The dvision of the parish between these two counties was shown correctly on the Ordnance Survey maps, with the exception that of the lands of Easter Colzie, in the south-east corner of the parish, should have been shown as part of the county of Fife. ..... the whole of the parish, except the lands of Easter Colzie, Nochnarrie, and Pitlour, were transferred to the county of Perth. These excepted lands remained in the county of Fife, being transferred to the Fife parishes, Easter Colzie to Newburgh, and Nochnarrie and Pitlour to Strathmiglo.

    The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish of Abernethy) have been transferred from the county of Fife to the county of Perth :--
    Place. Description. Proprietor.
    Balvaird, Farm, Earl of Mansfield
    Balvaird, Cottage, land, and woodlands, Earl of Mansfield
    Mucklebein, Farm, Earl of Mansfield
    Catochil, Lands and house, John Thom
    Dumbarrow, Farm, John Pratt Anderson
    Dumbarrow, House, offices, garden, and woodlands, John Pratt Anderson
    Dumbarrow, Cottage and garden, John Pratt Anderson
    Glentarkie, Farm, John Pratt Anderson
    Pittuncarty, Farm and woodlands, Rev. William Stoddart
    Colzie Hill, Lands, Robert Landale of Pitmedden

  2. ARNGASK

    The parish of Arngask was situated partly in the county of Fife, partly in the county of Kinross, and partly in the county of Perth. ..... it has been placed wholly in the county of Perth.

    The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish of Arngask) been transferred from the county of Fife to the county of Perth :--
    Place. Description. Proprietor.
    Arngask, Manse, offices, garden, glebe, and woodlands, Heritors of Arngask
    Arngask, Mansion-house, garden, offices, servants' houses, land, and woodlands, Henry Gibson Cameron Corbett
    Arngask, Farm (part), houses, and land Henry Gibson Cameron Corbett
    Damhead, Old tollhouse and land, Henry Gibson Cameron Corbett
    Gallaknowe, Houses and land, Henry Gibson Cameron Corbett
    Balvaird, House, smithy, and land, Earl of Mansfield
    Blindwells, Farm, Misses Margaret Scott Glass and Catherine Glass
    Newton of Balcanquhal, Farm, Misses Margaret Scott Glass and Catherine Glass
    Newton of Balcanquhal, House, offices, garden, land, and woodlands, Misses Margaret Scott Glass and Catherine Glass
    Newton of Balcanquhal, Houses, Misses Margaret Scott Glass and Catherine Glass
    Newton of Balcanquhal, Houses, land, and granary, Arngask Kirk-Session
    Newton of Balcanquhal, House, shop, and garden, Trustees of late Robert Rumgay
    Conland, Farm and woodlands, Representatives of the late James Marshall
    Edenshead, Lands, Representatives of the late James Marshall
    Pitillock, Farm and woodlands, Representatives of the late James Marshall
    Duncrievie, Moor, Representatives of the late James Marshall
    Glenfarg, Houses, land, and part of lodge, Mrs. Elizabeth Lettibridge or Burton
    Newfargie, Houses, offices, garden, lands, and woodlands, Mrs. Elizabeth Lettibridge or Burton
    Haugh of Newfargie, Land, Mrs. Elizabeth Lettibridge or Burton
    Letham and Forrester's Seat, Farm, David Anderson Smeaton
    Letham and Forrester's Seat, Woodlands, David Anderson Smeaton
    Muirfield, House, garden, byre, and land, Mrs. Margaret Henderson
    Summerfield, House and land, James Skinner
    Old Fargie and Fargie Bank, Lands, houses, and garden, Peter M'Arthur
    Damhead, Houses with gardens, John Allan
    Damhead, House, shop, and garden, Peter Anderson
    Damhead, Houses with gardens, Robert Barclay
    Damhead, Joiner's workshop, &c., Alexander Deas
    Damhead, House, wrigt's shop & garden, Henry Deas
    Damhead, Houses with gardens, James Dick
    Damhead, Houses with gardens, David Gordon
    Damhead, House, shop, stable, garden, &c., David Harley
    Damhead, House and garden, Mrs. Mary Deas or Simpson
    Damhead, Houses with gardens, Rev. John Young
    Damhead, Stationmaster's house, North British Railway Co.
    Part of the North British Railway line (2 miles 19 chains), North British Railway Co.
    Glenfarg Station (part), North British Railway Co.

  3. CULROSS AND TULLIALLAN

    These parishes formed a detached part of Perthshire, lying on the Forth between the counties of Clackmannan and Fife. They have now been transferred to the county of Fife .....

C. With the county of Forfar

  1. ALYTH

    The parish of Alyth was situated partly in the county of Forfar and partly in the county of Perth. ..... it has been placed wholly in the county of Perth.

    The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish of Alyth) been transferred from the county of Forfar to the county of Perth :--
    Place. Description. Proprietor.
    Estate of Borland --
    Borland, Land, hill, and pasture, Heirs of Patrick M'Kenzie
    Wynd of Borland, House, Heirs of Patrick M'Kenzie
    Hillock, Land, hill, and pasture, Heirs of Patrick M'Kenzie
    Estate of Coldrach --
    Coldrach, Farm, cottage, and grass parks, Trustees of late Patrick Allan Fraser of Hospitalfield
    Estate of Drumfork --
    Drumfork, House, garden, servants' houses, and grass parks, James Duncan
    Drumfork House, land, and grazing James Duncan
    Estate of Drumore --
    Drumore, House, garden, and hill, Andrew Usher
    Drumore, Houses, Andrew Usher
    Duan, House, pasture land, and woodlands, Andrew Usher
    Whitehouse, Farm, Andrew Usher
    Estate of Dunay or Wards of Borland --
    Dunay, House, farm, and hill ground, Peter Fleming
    Lower Whitehouse, House and pasture land, William Fleming
    Estate of Milltown &c. --
    Blacklunans, House, Trustees of late William Shaw
    Milton of Blacklunans, Farm and houses, Trustees of late William Shaw
    Leyhillocks, Pendicle , Trustees of late William Shaw
    Milton, House, Trustees of late William Shaw
    Miltonmuir, Moor, Trustees of late William Shaw
    Mount Blair, Hill pasture and lodge, Trustees of late William Shaw
    Shaw's Croft, House and pasture land, Trustees of late William Shaw
    Westerton, Cottage and moor, Trustees of late William Shaw
    Westerton and Parks, Farm, Trustees of late William Shaw

  2. CAPUTH

    In adjusting the boundaries between Forfarshire and Perthshire it was necessary to deal with three of the eight detached parts of the parish of Caputh. The whole of tthe parish except these three detatched parts was situated in the main portion of the county of Perth. One of these three detached parts formed part of the county of Forfar. It was situated at Balbeuchly, and had been annexed to the parish of Auchterhouse ..... The remaining two of these three detached parts were also detached parts of the county of Perth. The one was situated at Foffarty, and has been transferred to the county of Forfar and to the parish of Kinnettles. The other was situated at Broughty Castle, and has been transferred to the county of Forfar and to the parish of Monifieth .....

  3. COUPAR-ANGUS

    The parish of Coupar-Angus was situated partly in the county of Forfar and partly in the county of Perth. ..... it has been placed wholly in the county of Perth.

    The subjects thus transferred are for the most part situated in the police burgh of COUPAR-ANGUS. The county boundary previously ran through the town. It now follows the eastern boundary of the parish of Coupar-Angus, and accordingly all the subjects in the town of Coupar-Angus are now placed in the county of Perth. It would serve no good purpose to enumerate the various small properties and their proprietors. The following subjects have been transferred from the county of Forfar to the county of Perth :--
    Place. Description. Proprietor.
    Estate of Coupar Angus --
    Abbey, Land, E. A. Stuart Gray of Gray
    Meadowside, Farm, E. A. Stuart Gray of Gray
    Thornally, Land, E. A. Stuart Gray of Gray
    Coupar Angus, Land, inn, stabling, and house, Caledonian Railway Co.
    Coupar Angus, Glebe, Heritors of the parish
    Part of the Caledonian (Scottish North-Eastern) Railway line (1 mile 21 chains or thereby) in the vicinity of Coupar-Angus Station, Caledonian Railway Co.
    Coupar-Angus Station (part), Caledonian Railway Co.

  4. FOWLIS-EASTER

    This parish, which was united for educational and other purposes with the Forfarshire parish of Fowlis-Easter has been transferred to the county of Forfar .....

  5. KETTINS

    The parish of Kettins had a detached part which was also a detached part of the county of Forfar. It was situated at Bandirran, and adjoinded the Perthshire parishes of Collace, Kinnaird, and St. Martins, and a detached part of Caputh. ..... this detached part has now been transferred to the parish of Collace and to the county of Perth.

    The following subjects have thus been transferred from the county of Forfar to the county of Perth (and at the same time from the parish of Kettins to the parish of Collace) :--
    Place. Description. Proprietor.
    Estate of Bandirran --
    Bandirran, Mansion-house, garden, policies, servant's houses, grass parks, and woodlands, Trustees for W. M. Macdonald of St. Martins
    Bandirran, Pendicle, houses, and land, Trustees for W. M. Macdonald of St. Martins
    Mill, Bandirran, Farm, Trustees for W. M. Macdonald of St. Martins
    East Bank Park, Trustees for W. M. Macdonald of St. Martins

  6. LIFF BENVIE & INVERGOWRIE

    The parish was situated partly in the county of Forfar and partly in the county of Perth. It has now been placed wholly in the county of Forfar ......


D. With the county of Kinross

  1. ARNGASK

    This parish of Arngask was situated partly in the county of Fife, partly in the county of Kinross, and partly in the county of Perth. .....it has been placed wholly in the county of Perth.

    The following subjects have thus (while remaining in the parish of Arngask) been transferred from the county of Kinross to the county of Perth :--
    Place. Description. Proprietor.
    Barley Mill, House, meal mill, lands and woodlands, Robert Bruce of Glendeuglie
    Smiddyhill, House and garden, Robert Bruce of Glendeuglie
    Birniehill, Farm, Alexander Elder of Newhill
    Easter Blair, Farm, John Keay of Butterwell
    Wester Blair, Lands, Heirs of J. B. Reid
    Wester Blair, House, byre, and garden, James Clark
    Candy Barley Mill, House, Trustees of late Arthur Hay Barclay
    Glendy and Candy, Farm, Trustees of late Arthur Hay Barclay
    Glendy, Mill, land, and woodlands, Trustees of late Arthur Hay Barclay
    Craigfary & Shirend, House, land, and woodlands, John Luke, hertaible creditor of J. B. Reid
    Damhead, House and garden, Miss Euphemia Constable
    Damhead, Land, Alexander Deas
    Damhead, Land and houses, William Deas, joiner, Perth
    Damhead, Land and houses, William Deas, joiner, Damhead
    Damhead, Inn, offices and land, David Dick
    Duncrevie, House, barn, byre, and land, Alexander Coventry
    Duncrevie, House, offices, and land, James Lilburne
    Duncrevie, Shop and houses with gardens, James Lilburne
    Duncrevie, House and garden, Miss Jane Lilburne, liferentrix
    Duncrevie, House and garden, Robert Lilburne
    Duncrevie, House, offices, gardens, policies, and servants' houses, Representatives of late James Marshall
    Duncrevie, House, land, and woodlands, Representatives of late James Marshall
    Duncrevie, House, offices, and smithy, Representatives of late James Marshall
    Hilton of Duncrevie, Farm, workshop and land, Representatives of late James Marshall
    Langside, Farm, Representatives of late James Marshall
    Rashiefold, Land, Representatives of late James Marshall
    Duncrevie, House, shop, and lands, James Simpson
    Duncrevie, Houses with gardens, James Simpson
    Duncrevie, House and land, Catherine Templeton
    Rashiefold, House, offices, and land, Mrs. Agnes Small
    Redfordneuk, Farm, Mrs. Mary Mailer or Thomson
    West Plains, Lands, James Niven of West Plains
    Part of North British Railway line (29 chains), North British Railway Co.

  2. FORGANDENNY AND FORTEVIOT

    The parish of Forgandenny was situated partly in the county of Kinross and partly in the county of Perth. ......the Kinross part was transferred to Perthshire and it was at the same time transferred to the parish of Forteviot.

    The following subjects have been transferred from the county of Kinross to the county of Perth :--
    Place. Description. Proprietor.
    Auchtenny, Farm, houses, and woodlands, James Calder of Ardargie
    Middlerigg, Farm and woodlands, James Calder of Ardargie

  3. FOSSOWAY AND TULLIEBOLE

    The parish of Fosoway & Tulliebole was situated partly in the county of Kinross and partly in the county of Perth. .....a small portion of the Perthshire part was transferred to the parish of Glendevon, and the parish of Fossoway & Tulliebole, as thus altered in area, was placed wholly in the county of Kinross.

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