List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ARDROSSAN [burgh] Ardrossan
New Stat Acct [Statistical Account]
Provost Barr
John Moffat Esq
David Mac Esq
016 A municipal borough or Burgh of Barony created by Act of Parliament in 1846 (see extract). There is a corporation consisting of a Provost Town Councillors, Treasurer, Bailies etc. The town is built on a well regulated plan and will in the course of a few years be considerably larger than at present. The streets are wider and regular, crossing at right angles to each other.
There are two churches in the town, a posting house, two private schools, gas works, docks etc. also two hotels and one or two public houses. It is not a market town.

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Sheet 016.5 Trace 2 Ph [Parish] of Ardrossan Co [County] of Ayr

"Fairs are held here on the Tuesday before Ayr July fair and on the fourth Thursday in November.
Full. [Fullarton] Gazetteer.

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