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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ABBEYGATE STREET [Kilwinning] Abbeygate Street Valuation Roll
Mr Hugh King Banker
Revd. [Reverend] Doctor Campbell
016 A short street extending from the Main Street to the Green.
GATE [Abbey Gate; Kilwinning] Abbey Gate Revd. [Reverend] Doctor Campbell
Mr Hugh King Banker
Mr J Henderson Banker
016 This name applies to an Arched entrance to the Green Supposed to have been the Western Entrance to the Abbey or Monastery. -
CHURCH (Ruins) [Kilwinning] Church
Ruins
Revd. [Reverend] Doctor Campbell
Mr John Fullerton
Mr Hugh King Banker
016 The Western Gable of the Nave and South Transept of this place of Worship are Still in existence and Sufficiently explains or points
out the extent by comparison with other Cathedral or Collegiate Churches the present parish church is erected on the Site of parts of the chancel and cross forming the original Structure.

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[Page] 78
County of Ayr No. 21
Ph. [Parish] of Kilwinning

"A part of the Abbey church
"was afterwards repaired and
"fitted up as a place of Presbyterian
"Worship, it continued in
"use till 1775, when it was demolished
"and the present parish church
"was built on its site. "
"The South gable of the Transept
"and one of its finely proportional
"Arches, A Saxon gateway
"and some mouldering walls are the only indications and memorials now
"extant of the once splendid walls of Superstitious piety & Italian Art."
New Statistical Acct. [Account]

"When the extensive buildings of the Abbey were demolished,
"in 1560, the walls of the church were left standing :and they
"were afterwards repaired, and fitted up, for a parish church,
"And as such served the parish till 1773. when this building was
"pulled down, and a new parish church was built, in the place
"where it stood" Chambers' caledonia
vol [volume] 3 p. [page] 548

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