Bridgend and Kinnoull from Perth Bridge

View of Bridgend and Kinnoull from Tay Street, Perth with St Mary's Monastery in the middle distance.

Bridgend is a suburb of Perth lying to the east of the town and across the river. Its direct connection with Perth is Perth Bridge, designed by John Smeaton, built in 1771. Hence the name Bridgend. Originally, the settlement consisted of only a few cottages occupied by boatmen who rowed ferries across the river. The population then expanded dramatically from the late 18th century. St Mary's Monastery was designed by the architect Andrew Heiton Junior and built in 1868-70. Its chapel is lavishly decorated. The monastery was established by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, a Roman Catholic Order.

  • 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: W0152
  • Category: Photography
  • Subject: Bridgend,Perth,Perthshire,Scotland,River Tay,Kinnoull Hill,St Mary's Monastery