List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BARR [parish] Barr
Patersons Hist [History] of Ayr
Stat. [Statistical] Acct. [Account] 1842
Voters List
Johnstons County Map
"This parish derives its name from the estate of Barr, & from which lands the Church and village are built. Barr both in the British and Celtic, means a summit or height."
"The parish is bounded by Dailly on the north, Straiton on the east, Colmonell and Kirkcudbrightshire on the South and Colmonell and Girvan on the west."
It is a wild, mountainous, moorland district. Four ridges of hills intersect the parish: two from the valley of the Stinchar; a third runs parallel, to the Southeast, shutting out the level country beyond, and the fourth runs in an opposite direction along the bank of the Minnoch and forms the commencement of that line of almost [mountainous] elevation which stretches [from] Ayrshire into Galloway.
Patersons Hist. [History] of [Ayr]

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There are no detached portions of other parishes in Barr, and Barr has no detached portions in other parishes.

[Signed] Francis E. Pratt
Lieut [Lieutenant] RL.[Royal] Engineers

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