Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Kerse House

Kerse House, the seat of the Earl of Zetland, in Falkirk parish, Stirlingshire, in the middle of a finely wooded park, 5 furlongs SW of Grangemouth. Partly a building of high antiquity, but added to at various periods, it presents the appearance of a plain Elizabethan mansion, and forms the chief ornament of the eastern Carse. The estate had been held by Menteths, Livingstones, and Hopes, before it was purchased by Lawrence Dundas, who in 1762 was created a baronet. His son Thomas (1741-1820) was raised to the peerage as Baron Dundas, of Aske, co. York, in 1794; and his grandson, Laurence (1766-1839), was made Earl of Zetland in 1838. Laurence Dundas, present and third Earl (b. 1844; suc. 1873), holds 4656 acres in Stirlingshire, valued at £13,808 per annum, including £4256 for coal.—Ord. Sur., sh. 31, 1867.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "the seat"   (ADL Feature Type: "residential sites")
Administrative units: Falkirk ScoP       Stirlingshire ScoCnty

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