Rhynd

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Rhynd
Rhynd is located in Perth and Kinross
Rhynd
Rhynd
Location within Perth and Kinross
Area4.52 sq mi (11.7 km2)
OS grid referenceNO157200
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH2
Dialling code01738
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°21′53″N 3°21′58″W / 56.364775°N 3.366145°W / 56.364775; -3.366145Coordinates: 56°21′53″N 3°21′58″W / 56.364775°N 3.366145°W / 56.364775; -3.366145
The "K3" telephone box at Rhynd

Rhynd (About this soundlisten ) is a hamlet in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is located 3 14 miles (5.2 kilometres) southeast of Perth, on the south side of the River Tay.[1]

The parish church was built in 1842, and replaced an earlier church at Easter Rhynd, 2 miles (3 kilometres) southeast, where the churchyard can still be seen.[2] The village has an unusual "K3" telephone box, a concrete variant of the more common "K2", which is protected as a category A listed building as the only surviving example in Scotland.[3] The 16th-century Elcho Castle, built by the Wemyss family, lies 34 mile (1.2 kilometres) north, and is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.[4]

The name Rhynd comes from the Gaelic roinn meaning point or peninsula. The parish consists of 2,893 acres (1,171 hectares) of land.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google. "Rhynd" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  2. ^ Haynes, Nick (2000). Perth & Kinross: an illustrated architectural guide. Architectural guides to Scotland. 24. Edited by Charles McKean. Rutland Press. p. 46. ISBN 9781873190128.
  3. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "RHYND VILLAGE, K3 TELEPHONE KIOSK (LB17718)". Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Elcho Castle". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ "History of Rhynd, in Perth and Kinross and Perthshire". A Vision of Britain through Time. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 30 January 2019.