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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
KILWINNING [village] Kilwinning
New Stat. [Statistical] Account
Old Stat. [Statistical] Account
Topl. [Topographical] Histy. [History] of Cunningham
Revd. [Reverend] Doctor Campbell
Mr. Hugh King Banker
Chambers Caledonia
Johnson's Co. [County] Map
016 The Town or village extends from the present Railway Station, West end of Byres, in an Easterly direction for about 3/4 of a mile, to the Corsehill, and comprises Byres, Kilwinning and Bridgend. It is a town of Ancient date once celebrated for its magnificent Abbey or Monastery; Some of the ruins of which are still to be seen. The buildings throughout the entire length are of a mean description, principally inhabited by colliers, working people, and small retail dealers. The principle Street is the Main Street, there are Several Small inferior lanes, all narrow and generally in bad repair.

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[Page] 65
County of Ayr No. 21
Parish of Kilwinning

"The town (Kilwinning) itself, however, has not much to recommend it. It consists
"chiefly of one narrow street, about a mile in length but the two portions at
"the extremities are somewhat detached; that towards the west is called the
"Byres; because, it is believed, the monks kept their cattle there; and the
"eastern has got the name Corsehill, from its being the place where
"they erected the Cross." New Statistical Account
page 829.

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