BANKFOOT, a village, in the parish of Auchtergaven, county of perth; containing 760 inhabitants. This village, which takes its name from its situation at the base of an elevated ridge, on the road from Perth to Dunkeld, is of very recent origin, having been wholly built on lands leased for that purpose, by Mr. Wylie. The houses are neatly built, and chiefly inhabited by persons employed in weaving for the manufacturers of the neighbouring towns, and in various trades. A daily post has been established, which forwards letters to Perth; and facility of intercourse is maintained by good roads, kept in repair by statute labour. There is a considerable trade in coal, for the supply of the parts of the parish adjacent. A subscription library was opened in 1822, under the direction of a committee of subscribers; the collection consists of about 300 volumes, on theological, historical, and literary subjects. There are places of worship for members of the United Secession and the Relief Synod.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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