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OS1/3/5/24

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ST JOHN STREET [Ayr] Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J. J. McDerment
033 [Situation] Extends from Fort Street to Sandgate Street.
This is a small thoroughfare with few houses in it.
NEW BRIDGE STREET [Ayr] Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J. J. McDerment
033 [Situation] Extends from South end of New Bridge to the Western Bank & Police Office.
This Street which is a prolongation of Sandgate Street is a very superior one and although of no great length it has some of the best houses and Shops [the] town, in it, it is well lit with Gas.
Site of MALT CROSS Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J. J. McDerment
033 [Situation] junction of High Street with New Bridge Street.
The Malt Cross of Ayr - where all proclamations were made stood at the junction of High Street with New Bridge Street, it was removed when the New Bridge was built in 1778. Coins of Charles ll found at its base indicate its having been erected during [his] reign. Maggie Osborne was burnt for Witchcraft at this Cross about the end of the 16th Century. -
SANDGATE STREET [Ayr] Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J. J. McDerment
033 [Situation] Extends from South end of Fort Street to the Western Bank & Police Office at the Commencement of New Bridge Street.
This Street ranks next after Hig[h Street] in importance from its length & spacious[ness] & also from the character of building [in] it is a great thoroughfare and is on[e of] the principal entrances to the town fr[om the] South.
Branch of the CITY OF GLASGOW BANK [Sandgate Street; kyr] Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J. J. McDerment
033 [Situation] West Side of Sandgate Street.
This building is well adapted for its use as a bank. 3 Stories high built of stone and has a handsome front to the street.
Branch of the BANK OF SCOTLAND [Sandgate Street; Ayr] Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J. J. McDerment
033 [Situation] West Side of Sandgate Street.
This building is well adapted for its use as a bank. 3 Stories high built of stone and has a handsome front to the street.
POST OFFICE [Sandgate Street; Ayr] Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J. J. McDerment
033 [Situation] East side of Sandgate Street.
This is rather a small building but well suited to its use as a Post Office

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