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Methven


Perth and Kinross

Methven
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Methven

A village in central Perth and Kinross, situated between the River Almond and the Pow Water 5 miles (8 km) west of Perth. A Collegiate Church, of which only a fragment remains, was founded here in 1433 by Walter Stewart, Earl of Atholl, and in the churchyard is a magnificent mausoleum built in the form of a Greek temple to a design by James Playfair in 1793. Nearby is the restored Methven Castle where Margaret, widow of King James IV, died in 1540.

The village, which largely comprises a single main street, developed in the 19th Century as a jute and linen manufacturing settlement and a railway junction.


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