Dunning square with St Serf's church in the background

Looking across the square to the clock tower, the view shows Dunning Parish Church. People stand watching the photographer and there is a saddlers business on the left and a fountain at the far end of the square.

The Church at St Serf's dates from the 13th century. The distinctive tower was built between 1200-1219. The Laird's loft was added at the east end in 1687 and the north aisle and the south front were rebuilt in 1808-10. St Serf is said to have built a chapel in Dunning and slain the local dragon with only a staff. The saddler's business is that of C Hurry. Dunning lies on the north side of the Ochil hills. At the time of this photograph, no fewer than six roads met here: from Path of Condie, Muckhart, Auchterarder, the Glasgow to Perth road, Perth via Forteviot Station, and Bridge of Earn.

  • Material/Medium: wet collodion plate negative
  • Date: c.1860-1897
  • Creator: Magnus Jackson Photographer. Later acquired by John K. Taylor and sold to Wood and Son Printers, Perth for postcard use.
  • Accession number: W0137
  • Category: Photography
  • Subject: Dunning Square,Dunning,Perthshire,Scotland,St Serf's Church,church,mercat cross,people