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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CAIRNHILL Cairnhill
Cairnhill
Cairnhill
Robert Inglis Minister
James Watson Schoolmaster
David Brown Sub Post Master
023 A large and neatly constructed edifice Consisting of the old Tower of Cairnhill which is about 40 feet high with embattled wall And the new addition which forms the greatest portion of the building and is built of red sandstone & in the Gothic style of Architecture. It is two storeys & a half high with sloping Roofs & large projecting windows. The principal entrance is from the West. The gardens are situated a little to the East. The Stables Byres & Coach houses a little to the S. [South] East the former of which are one storey slated, the latter two Storeys slated & in good repair property & residence of Colonel Hamilton

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Parish of Craigie

"The mansion - houses in this parish are Cairnhill, Barnweill
" & Underwood- 1St Cairnhill which consists of two parts separated
" by an area or small space between. The oldest part is a
"tower that has already stood the storms of several centuries
" and is still in good repair & habitable, and like other ancient
"edifices, has been strongly built. The other part is
"comparatively modern
Statistical Account (1842)

"The ancient portion of Cairnhill Mansion, which consists
" of a square tower, is the next oldest building in the parish
" (after Craigie Castle which is supposed to have been erected
" towards the close of the fourteenth century) but is so incorporated with the modern as to be scarcely
"distinguishable without close inspection."
(Pattersons History of Ayrshire (1847)

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