Bridge of Earn
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arn, Bridge of, a village in Dunbarny parish, SE Perthshire, on the right bank of the Earn, with a station upon the Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee section of the North British, 3¾ miles SSE of Perth. It took its name from an ancient bridge, now superseded by a fine modern three-arch structure, and it consists of two parts, old and new-the old founded in 1769, on leases of 99 years; the new begun in 1832, for the accommodation of visitors to the neighbouring mineral wells at Pitcaithly, and formed on a symmetrical plan in a row or street of handsome houses. Nestling beneath the wooded slopes of Moncreiffe Hill (725 feet), it is a charming little village, and has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, insurance, and telegraph departments, a very commodious hotel, a ball-room, a library, gas-works, etc. The Queen changed horses here on 6 Sept. 1842. Pop. (1841) 119, (1861) 381, (1871) 326, (1881) 250. See Dunbarny.Ord. Sur, sh. 48, 1868.
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