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DALMELLINGTON [village] Dalmellington
Dalmellington
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Post Office Stamp
William Walker Esqr. Bells Banks
Mr. William G Galloway P. S. M [Parish School Master]
Mr. Robert Smith Merchant
Revd. [Reverend] W. Gilchrist Parish Minr. [Minister]
Johnston's County Map
County voters' List
046 A neat Country Village on the Turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries 15ΒΌ miles from the former. It contains about 300 of a resident and about as many more of a fluctuating population Connected with the adjacent Iron and Coal mines. It is very pleasantly Situated at the west base of a large range of Hills extending eastwards to the County boundary. It was once a Burgh of barony but it has neither the name nor privilege at present. A great many of the buildings are very old one Storey high thatched and promiscuously jumbled together, the modern ones are much better generally two Storeys high Slated and well layed out, attached to each old tenement is a Small but neat garden. It contains 8 Public houses two of which are Inns; two Banks; two Reading Libraries; two Churches; one Hospital; three Mills and a post office; Three Schools, two of which are private; and two Grave yards. It is Situated on both banks of the Muck Water Connected by a good Substantial Stone Bridge A Turnpike road branches off from here to New Cumnock belonging to the Same Trust as the Ayr and Dumfries viz "The Ayr Turnpike Road Trust" The village was name [named] to the Parish

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[Note] See Dalmellington Mill

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