Perth and Kinross

Muthill Village
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Muthill Village

A village in central Perth and Kinross, situated in the heart of Strathearn on the A822 road, 3 miles (5 km) south of Crieff. Largely destroyed by the Jacobites in January 1716, who had retreated following the Battle of Sheriffmuir, Muthill rose from the ashes in 1742 with the building of a military road which made the area more accessible. One landmark that survived unscathed was the Parish Church with its 11th Century tower. Designated a conservation area, the village has nearly 100 listed buildings including some of the finest examples of 18th century Scottish vernacular architecture.

The Highlandman's Green is a relic of the area's cattle droving days, this being a resting stance en route to the Falkirk Tryst. At its southern corner is the Dog's Head Well with its ogee top and sculpted dog's head. Local residents have included the 17th-century Doune gun-maker Thomas Cadell and the minor poet David Malloch (1703-63). Muthill has a bowling green and a 9-hole golf course. Nearby is Drummond Castle with its magnificent Italian-style garden.

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