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Glencarse, a hamlet close to the south-eastern border of Kinfauns parish, Perthshire, with a station on the Dundee and Perth section of the Caledonian, this being 6 miles E by S of Perth, under which it has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments. There are an inn and an Episcopal church, All Saints (1878; 200 sittings), an Early Domestic Gothic edifice of pitch pine and concrete. Glencarse House, 7 furlongs N by W of the station, on the SE slope of wooded Glencarse Hill (596 feet), is a modern mansion, the seat of Thomas Greig, Esq. (b. 1801; suc. 1840), who holds 662 acres in the shire, valued at £1496 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 48, 1868.

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