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Dunmore, a village and a noble mansion in Airth parish, Stirlingshire. The village stands on the right shore of the Forth, 2 ¼ miles NNE of Airth station, and 8 ESE of Stirling, under which it has a post and telegraph office. Its small harbour is a place of call for the Stirling and Granton steamers. The mansion, ¾ mile WSW of the village, is a plain castellated edifice, and stands amid splendid gardens and beautifully wooded grounds, containing and commanding delightful views. Its private Episcopal chapel, St Andrew's (1850-51), is a good Early English structure, with stained-glass windows, monuments to the two last earls, and an exquisite marble one to the Hon. Mrs C. A. Murray, who died in 1851. Beneath the chapel is the Dunmore mausoleum, and close to it is the tower of the old Elphinstone castle. Dunmore is the chief Scottish seat of Charles Adolphus Murray, seventh Earl of Dunmore since 1686 (b. 1841; suc. 1845), who is fifth in descent from the second son of the first Marquis of Athole, and who owns in Stirlingshire 4620 acres, valued at £8923 per annum. See Harris.

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