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Blairhoyle

(Leitchtown)
Stirling

A settlement and former estate in Stirling Council Area, Blairhoyle lies 2 miles (3 km) east of Port of Menteith. The lands of Blairquhoille were granted to John Leitch of Perth by King James V in 1517 as a reward for the loyalty of his father, Finlay Leitch, who had fallen at the Battle of Flodden Field four years previously. The property became known as Leitchtown but soon passed to the Graham family through marriage, who built a mansion here in 1852. The estate was acquired in the 1860s by A. H. Lee, who changed the name back from Leitchtown to Blairhoyle. The mansion was demolished and a new house built in 1961 which, in turn, was recast as the current modern dwelling in the mid-1990s.


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