Duntreath Castle

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Duntreath, an old castellated mansion in Strathblane parish, SW Stirlingshire, on the right bank of Blane Water, 2½ miles WNW of Strathblane village. Built in the form of an open quadrangle, but never completed on the S side, it was long unoccupied after 1740, and fell into great decay. It retains on the N side a chapel which by tradition is said to have 'undergone a crash during the celebration of divine service;' and it stands in a moderately large and very beautiful park. At the forfeiture of the last Celtic Earl of Lennox in 1425, Duntreath was granted to a younger branch of the Edmonstone family, and now is held by Admiral Sir William Edmonstone, fourth Bart. since 1774 (b. 1810; suc. 1871) who sat for Stirlingshire from 1874 to 1880, and who holds 9778 acres in the shire, valued at £16,129 per annum, including £8451 for minerals. See Colzium.

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