Cottown, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates: 56°22′35″N 3°17′02″W / 56.376436°N 3.283979°W / 56.376436; -3.283979

Cottown
Cottown is located in Perth and Kinross
Cottown
Cottown
 Cottown shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NO208212
Council area Perth and Kinross
Lieutenancy area Perth and Kinross
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PERTH
Postcode district PH2
Dialling code 01821
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
Scottish Parliament North Tayside
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Cottown is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland.

The hamlet of Cottown is to the east of the village of St.Madoes, approximately 8 miles to the east of Perth. This area is in the Carse of Gowrie,and Cottown sits on a bank a rich alluvial soil to the north of the Firth of Tay between Perth and Dundee. It is the location of one of the largest concentrations of mudwall structures in Scotland, centred on the parish of Errol.

The Old Schoolhouse in Cottown is thought to have been constructed between 1745 and 1770, the rubble plinth possibly being the remains of an earlier sandstone building destroyed by fire in 1766. The building is likely to have reverted to a dwelling by the mid 19th century. The Schoolhouse was abandoned in 1985 and quickly fell into a state of disrepair, having been vacant ever since. In recognition of its rarity and value, as an almost intact example of 18th century muclwall construction, the building was given a category W listing in 1991. The Old Schoolhouse is now owned by the National Trust of Scotland.

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