Kennet  Clackmannanshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Kennet like this:

Kennet, a collier village, with a public school, in Clackmannan parish, Clackmannanshire, 1 mile ESE of Clackmannan town, and 1 ¼ SSW of Kincardine station. Kennet House, 1 mile SE of Clackmannan, is a handsome mansion of the beginning of the present century, which, commanding a charming view of the waters and screens of the Forth, is surrounded by gardens and plantations of great beauty, and contains a number of family portraits - Gen. ...

James Bruce, Brigadier-General Alexander Bruce, Lord Kennet, &c. The estate was obtained from his father in 1389 by Thomas, a natural son of Sir Robert Bruce of Clackmannan; and his descendant, Alexander-Hugh Bruce (b. 1849), in 1868 established his claim to the title of sixth Baron Balfour of Burleigh (cr. 1607), as fifth in female descent from the fourth Lord. He holds 3064 acres in Clackmannan, Stirling, Fife, and Perth shires, valued at £5103 per annum. Thomas Boston (16761732), author of the Fourfold State, was tutor at Kennet in 1696-97.—Ord. Sur., sh. 39, 1869. See pp. 63-65 of James Lothian's Alloa (3d ed. 1871).

Kennet through time

Kennet is now part of Clackmannanshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Clackmannanshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kennet itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kennet in Clackmannanshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th January 2022

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