Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Carnock

Carnock, an estate, with a mansion, on the E border of St Ninians parish, Stirlingshire, 5½ miles SE of Stirling, and 1 mile NNW of Airth station. An old round tower, Bruce's Castle, on it, is remarkable only for its name. The owner, heir and namesake of Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart of Ardgowan, was born in 1854, and holds property in the parish of a yearly value of £1670. Kernach or Carnock figures in the legend of St Kentigern as the place whence, laying the dead body of the old man Fergus in a new wain drawn by two untamed bulls, he was guided by these to Cathures or Glasgow.

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

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Feature Description: "an estate, with a mansion"   (ADL Feature Type: "land parcels")
Administrative units: Stirlingshire ScoCnty

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