Caputh, Perth and Kinross

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Caputh
Caputh is located in Perth and Kinross
Caputh
Caputh
Location within Perth and Kinross
OS grid referenceNO088400
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBLAIRGOWRIE
Postcode districtPH13
Dialling code01828
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
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56°32′35″N 3°29′05″W / 56.543115°N 3.484786°W / 56.543115; -3.484786Coordinates: 56°32′35″N 3°29′05″W / 56.543115°N 3.484786°W / 56.543115; -3.484786

Caputh (/ˈkpəθ/ KAY-pəth) is a parish and village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It lies on the A984 Coupar Angus to Dunkeld road about 6 miles south-east of Dunkeld and 8 miles west of Coupar Angus.[1]

It stands on the River Tay.[2]

Caputh in the Winter

The parish includes the East Cult standing stones.[3]

A 120m wide cairn, known as Cairnmore, was removed to facilitate farming in the 19th century but Roman remains still exist at Inchtuthill and at Cleaven Dyke where the remains of a small fort are still evidenced.[4]

Education[edit]

The village has a primary school - Glendelvine Primary School[5] built in 1876.


Notable Persons[edit]

From 1869 to 1893 Rev Theodore Marshall was minister of Caputh. In 1908 he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. He died during his year in office. The famous singer, Belle Stewart, was 'born in a bow tent on the banks of the River Tay on 18 July 1906 in... Caputh'.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blairgowrie & Forest of Alyth", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2008, ISBN 0-319-23121-6
  2. ^ http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/PER/Caputh
  3. ^ http://www.stravaiging.com/history/ancient/site/east-cult-standing-stones
  4. ^ http://www.scottish-places.info/parishes/parhistory495.html
  5. ^ http://www.glendelvine.org.uk
  6. ^ Stewart, Sheila (2006). Queen Amang the Heather: the life of Belle Stewart. Edinburgh: Birlinn. p. 1.