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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
KYLE STREET [Ayr] Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J.J. McDerment
033 [Situation] West of Plan extends from the junction of Alloway Street & High Street.
This Street Consists of houses for the most part of one Storey high & thatched but near its junction with the High Street there are some Good Houses, slated & 2 and 3 Stories high.
BUCK'S HEAD INN [Ayr] Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J.J. McDerment
033 [Situation] At the junction of Kyle and Alloway Streets.
This is a newly built house and has good accommodation, it is well situated for business
SMITH'S INSTITUTION (Endowed Free School) Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J.J. McDerment
033 [Situation] Near the South end of Kyle Street.
This is another of the very useful charitable establishments of the town. The following is shortly its history. About 43 years ago a school was instituted for the education of poor children according to the system of Bell and Lancaster & a list of annual Contributors was obtained for its support, a teacher was accordingly appointed & the seminary throve as well as could be expected This however was superseded a few years ago by the legacy of a Captain Smith of this place who after leaving certain legacies devoted the residue of a small fortune which he had acquired as a mariner to the humane purpose of benefitting the poor of Ayr by affording them the means of education to their children As the provisions of his will to this effect embraced nearly the objects which the subscribers had in view by the Lancastrian School the proceeds of the bequest amounting to about £2000 were dedicated to the support of said school under the new name viz. Smith Institution & the former subscriptions were discontinued. The Magistrates & Ministers are appointed trustees & they meet once a quarter to inspect the school and transact any business that may occur connected with it. The number of those Constantly attending the seminary amounts to from 150 to 200 and of those who receive instruction in it in the Course of the year to about 250, such as are unable to pay are admitted Gratis the rest pay at the rate of a penny a week -
Stat Acct [Statistical Account] of Ayrshire 1842
The Building is a very suitable one and has accommodation for the teacher it is erected in the Grecian Style, plain & devoid of Ornament -

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