Muthill Old Church and Tower
|[Muthill Old Church and Tower]|
Striking arches and an Romanesque tower dominate Muthill village, straight ahead of you as the main road bends left towards Crieff in the village centre. It may look like a single site, but the tower is much older than anything else in the village, built in the 1170's and originally a freestanding religious and defensive icon. The nave was added around the tower three centuries later, probably on the orders of Dunblane Cathedral. By the 1820's the congregation had moved elsewhere. Soon after, parts of the stonework were used to construct an Episcopal church nearby, leaving the incomplete structure visible today.
|[View from the north side]|
Name: Muthill Old Church and Tower ★★☆☆☆
Description: Large 12th century tower and arches of a now ruined, central parish church.
Location: Muthill village centre, G.R.: NN 867171 / yourself unusually refreshed