Kennet


Kennet
   KENNET, a village, in the parish and county of Clackmannan, ¾ of a mile (S. E.) from Clackmannan; containing 238 inhabitants. This is a neat village, lying to the west of the high road from Clackmannan to Kincardine, and is one of several in the parish, the late increase of whose population is ascribable to the extension of mining operations in their respective neighbourhoods, particularly the working of coal. The mansion of Kennet is beautifully situated on ascending ground which overlooks the Forth, and is about a mile distant from the river; it is more remarkable, however, for its internal elegance, than exterior appearance. In the village is a very handsome school-house, with a master's dwelling, and a garden attached, built by the Bruce family, by whom the school is endowed. On the shore of the Forth, is the hamlet of KennetPans, where is a distillery, and where, formerly, were salt-works.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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