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St Anne's Church, Dowally
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56°36′47″N3°37′45″W / 56.613186°N 3.629299°W / 56.613186; -3.629299 Coordinates: 56°36′47″N3°37′45″W / 56.613186°N 3.629299°W / 56.613186; -3.629299

Dowally is a village and parish in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It lies 3+12 miles (5.6 km) north of Dunkeld on the A9 road. [1]

The village has a parish church dedicated to St. Anne, it was constructed in 1818 and replaced a previous church which had been constructed around 1500 but fell into ruin by 1755. [2] In 1861 the population was 486 by 1881 this had reduced to 431. [3]

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  1. "Blairgowrie & Forest of Alyth", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2008, ISBN   0-319-23121-6
  2. J. Dowling (2003). "Dowally Parish Church, Dunkeld".
  3. "Dowally". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 19 December 2018.Quoting from Frances Groome's 1882-1884 Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland