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Dalserf, South Lanarkshire

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Dalserf, South Lanarkshire

Dalserf is a small village and civil parish in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It lies on the River Clyde 2 miles east of Larkhall and 7 miles south east of Hamilton. As of 2006, its population is 52. The larger civil parish, which includes Ashgill, Larkhall, Netherburn, Rosebank and Shawsburn, has a population of 17,985. The name of the village comes from the Gaelic dail, meaning field, and Serf, the name of a 6th century saint who lived here.
Administrative CountySouth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS7950
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01698
Population17,985 (2001)

Dalserf, South Lanarkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dalserf, par. and vil., Lanarkshire, on river Clyde, 1 mile E. of Ayr Road sta. and 7 miles SE. of Hamilton, 6956 ac., pop. 9378; contains the greater part of town of Larkhall; coal is mined and sandstone is quarried; the vil. was formerly a place of some importance, but now consists of only a few cottages; in the par. is D. Ho.

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