Inchture

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Inchture
Inchture is located in Perth and Kinross
Inchture
Inchture
Location within Perth and Kinross
OS grid referenceNO281288
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH14
Dialling code01828
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FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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UK
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56°26′45″N 3°10′04″W / 56.445868°N 3.167898°W / 56.445868; -3.167898Coordinates: 56°26′45″N 3°10′04″W / 56.445868°N 3.167898°W / 56.445868; -3.167898
Inchture Church of Scotland church, photo taken from the main street, facing east

Inchture is a village in Scotland between Dundee and Perth on the northern side of the Firth of Tay.[1] It is approximately nine miles (14 km) from Dundee city centre and 13 miles (21 km) from Perth. The village is bypassed by on the A90 trunk road and benefits from a flyover (grade-separated) junction onto the road making it popular with commuters working in Dundee and further afield.

Inchture is a prosperous village with a wide range of housing. The village comprises a post office, flower shop, a Spar store, hotel, a primary school, community centre and a church. There are approximately 100 original houses in the village and additional homes have been constructed by Muir Homes, Barratt Homes and Scotia Homes. The population is approximately 1500, with an active Community Council and much community engagement including an annual Village Fete.

Inchture is situated within the Carse of Gowrie.[2]

Inchture is twinned with the village of Fléac near Angoulême in France.

At the east end of the village is a lodge and avenue that formerly led to the mansion of Rossie Priory, now cut off by the modern A90. This avenue is lined on both sides by giant redwood trees (Sequoiadendron giganteum). These were planted in 1853, and are the first known examples of the species successfully cultivated outside North America.

An Episcopal Church, All Souls, was opened in 1896, the foundation stone having been laid four years earlier. Before this, the local Episcopalians had worshiped at a chapel on the Rossie Estate and later at a mission in Invergowrie.[3]

Near Inchture is Ballindean House,[4] significant for its association with John Wedderburn of Ballendean (NB spelling) and his slave Joseph Knight and thus with the cause of abolitionism in the United Kingdom.

Transport[edit]

Inchture Express[edit]

The Inchture Express was a horse-drawn carriage service operated by the Caledonian Railway Company. Its rails "ran along a hedge-lined route" to Inchture railway station. It later closed and the rails were lifted.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 53 Blairgowrie & Forest of Alyth (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231210.
  2. ^ "Scottish Places: Inchture". www.scottish-places.info. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  3. ^ "BrMS 19 All Souls Church, Invergowrie". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Ballindean House | ScotlandsPlaces". scotlandsplaces.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  5. ^ "‘Soldiering On’ ……… and Magdalene" - Westmuir.org.uk

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