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Originally a hirsel was an area of land over which a single shepherd could supervise a flock of sheep.

The Hirsel Estate was bought by the Homes from Sir John Kerr in 1611 and the Barony of the Hirsel was granted to the 2nd Earl of Home in 1621. The main part of the big house was built between 1702 and 1714, and is the ancestral seat of the Home family; the most famous member of which was Sir Alec Douglas-Home, British prime minister 1963-4. After retiring as prime minister, Sir Alec was created a life peer with the title Lord Home of the Hirsel. A statue of Sir Alec stands at the entrance to the park. The estate today is run as a commercial farming and forestry enterprise that covers 3000 acres.


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Linked toFamily: Dundas/Home (F36516) (Married); Maria Grey (Death); Charles Home, 6º Earl of Home (Death); Charles Home, 6º Earl of Home (Arrest); Cospatrick Alexander Home, 11º Earl of Home (Death); James Home, 5º Earl of Home (Death); Marian Home (Death); Honorable Lucy Elizabeth Montagu (Death); Alexander Ramey-Home, 10º Earl of Home (Birth); Alexander Ramey-Home, 10º Earl of Home (Death); Lady Elizabeth Scott (Death)

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