Dalserf

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Coordinates: 55°44′06″N 3°54′50″W / 55.735°N 3.914°W / 55.735; -3.914

Dalserf
DalserfChurch2.jpg
Dalserf Kirk
Dalserf is located in South Lanarkshire
Dalserf
Dalserf
 Dalserf shown within South Lanarkshire
Population 17,985 (2001)
OS grid reference NS7950
Civil parish Dalserf
Council area South Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LARKHALL
Postcode district ML9
Dialling code 01698
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Lanark and Hamilton East
Scottish Parliament Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse
List of places
UK
Scotland

Dalserf is a small village and civil parish in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It lies on the River Clyde 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Larkhall and 7 miles (11 km) south east of Hamilton. As of 2006, its population is 52.[citation needed] The larger civil parish, which includes Ashgill, Larkhall, Netherburn, Rosebank and Shawsburn, has a population of 17,985.[1]

The name of the village comes from the Gaelic dail, meaning field, and Serf, the name of a 6th-century saint who lived here. The village kirk, built in 1655, is dedicated to Saint Serf, and may be built on the site of an early church founded by him. The church dates from the The Killing Time, when the rebel Covenanters were persecuted for their faith, and was a centre of Covenanter activity. John McMillan, reformist preacher and first minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, is buried in the kirkyard. The kirk is Category A listed.

A ferry once operated across the Clyde at Dalserf, although this has long since been superseded by the nearby Garrion Bridge. Dalserf railway station once served the village.

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  1. ^ "KS01 Usual Resident Population: Dalserf". Scotland's Census Results Online. General Register Office for Scotland. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 

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