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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ARDROSSAN [parish] Parish of Ardrossan
Parish of Ardrossan
Parish of Ardrossan
Parish of Ardrossan
Parish of Ardrossan
Parish of Ardrossan
Parish of Ardrossan
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
Old Stat. Acct [Statistical Account]
Full. [Fullartons] Gazeteer
Chalmers' Caledonia
Postage Directory
Oliver & Boyds Edinburgh Almanac
Paterson's Hist. [History] of Ayr
011 ; 015 ; 016 A parish in the district of Cunningham, on the coast of Ayrshire; bounded on the northwest by West Kilbride, on the North by Dalry; on the East by Kilwinning; on the Southeast by Stevenston; and on the West and S. [South] West by the Firth of Clyde. It comprehends about 11 square miles. It has about 3 miles of sea coast. There are some con-considerable eminences in it - Knock Jargon rises upwards of 700 feet above sea level. The hilly lands on the Northern quarter
of it average in height about 400 feet. In it are some antiquities such as Forts, Churches &c,- see elsewhere in Name book.

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"Ardrossan" in the Gaelic, signifies, literally,
" The high small promontory; from
"Ard, high, and rossan the diminutive
"of ross, a promontory." Chalmers

The Island of "Little Cumbray" forms part of this parish. see documents attached
to the Name Book of Little Cumbray.

There is no part of this parish situated within any
other parish. Nor is there any part of any other parish situated
within it.

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