Pitcairngreen

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Pitcairngreen
Pitcairngreen is located in Perth and Kinross
Pitcairngreen
Pitcairngreen
Location within Perth and Kinross
OS grid referenceNO064271
Council area
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH1
Dialling code01738
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56°25′35″N 3°31′04″W / 56.4264°N 3.5178°W / 56.4264; -3.5178Coordinates: 56°25′35″N 3°31′04″W / 56.4264°N 3.5178°W / 56.4264; -3.5178

Pitcairngreen (pronounced 'Pit-cairn Green') is a hamlet in the Scottish council area of Perth and Kinross which is more or less adjoined to the much larger village of Almondbank. It lies around 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Perth, and as its name would suggest, two features of the settlement are a green and a cairn.

The village's layout was designed in 1786 to have a green at the centre of it by James Stobie, a factor to John Murray, the 4th Duke of Atholl. The presence of a village green is unusual for a Scottish village as these are more commonly associated with traditional English villages. Stobie designed Pitcairngreen to be an industrial textile manufacturing village for Thomas Graham, a textile manufacturer.[1] Its rivalry with the Manchester textile factories is set out in the poem "The Scottish Village, or Pitcairngreen" by Hannah Cowley which starts with the lines:

"Go Manchester and weep thy slighted loom
its arts are cherished now in Pitcairne Green."[1]

Amenities[edit]

The village has a pub called the Pitcairngreen Inn,[2] a village hall and a green around which the village is built.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pitcairngreen". scottish-places.info.
  2. ^ "The Pitcairngreen Inn - a traditional village pub near Perth". pitcairngreeninn.co.uk.

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