Dunning is situated at the
south east of Strathearn. St Serf's church in the centre of the village was
rebuilt in the 19thC but the tower is early medieval (12thC) with two-light
arched Anglo-Saxon windows like Muthill
Like so many Strathearn villages, Dunning was burnt after the Battle of
Sheriffmuir by the retreating Jacobite army. However the village retains
it's earlier pattern with later buildings (18-19thC) gathered around the
A standing stone outside the village is said to mark the site of the Battle
of Duncrub in 964AD. A local woman, Maggie Wall, was burnt as a witch in
1657 and a monument commemorates this sad event.
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