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OS1/3/5/30

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
TOLL BAR INN [Cross Street; Ayr] Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] East end of Cross Street on the North side -
A small but neat house lately built so called from its vicinity to the Toll Bar
MASONS ARMS INN [Wallace Street; Ayr] Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] South end of Wallace Street and on the East side
A small house - not much frequented has not good accommodation and the neighbourhood is not the most respectable
JAMES STREET [Ayr] Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] Extending South from Centre of George Street to Back & Boghall Rows
This Street which is rather irregular in width is chiefly composed of houses 1 & 2 storeys high slated and thatched & inhabited by the working [Class]
CONTENT STREET [Ayr] Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] Extending from West end of George Street to N E [North East] of Physicwell Lane -
Some Good houses are in this Street [they] are principally 2 Storeys high, both slated & thatched, it is the principal thoroughfare to the principal entrance of Craigie Park
JOHN STREET [Ayr] Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] Extending from West end of George Street to N E [North East] of Physicwell Lane -
A wide and long Street, not yet entirely built the house in it are superior to any in the neighbouring Streets, built of stone & sla[ted]
ST MARGARET'S CHAPEL (Roman Catholic) Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] East side of John Street and near the junction of Elba Street -
A very handsome building as far as the exterior is Concerned but the interior is very [--] it affords accommodation for about 100[0] it has a Grave Yard attached on the N E [North East] side
CHURCH (Quoad Sacra) [John Street; Ayr] Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] East side of John Street and at the junction of Church Street -
A modern and neat Building belonging to the Establishment & Capable of accommodating about 700 sitters
WALLACETOWN ACADEMY Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] At the South East end of John Street
A Superior Academy and well attended average No of Scholars (Male & Female) about 120 This Academy is altogether a private speculation, it was erected by a private individual and is supported by the school fees.
PHYSICWELL LANE [Ayr] Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] Extends from S. E. [South east] end of Content Street to River Ayr.
A small lane with no houses in it. It derives its name from the fact of a Mineral Well having once stood in its vicinity no trace of which now remains
CONTENT FARM Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] South of Plan about 4 Chains from River Ayr
A Well built Farm House with out houses and an extensive Garden attached -
FRIAR'S WELL Nil W. Bone
John Moore
Robert Gray
033 [Situation] S.W. [South West] corner Sheet 8.
The place called the Friars Well is now a conduit in the Church Yard wall - "Of the convent and the buildings pertaining to it there is no trace now remaining, excepting its well of excellent water behind the wall of the old church burying ground close by the river, which is still called the Friars Well" Stat. Acct. [Statisical Account] 1842.
"The only relic of the Grey Friars convent is the well of the establishment, which issues into the river" Patersons Hist [History] of Ayr

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