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OCHILTREE Statistical Account of Ayrshire, 1837 028, 034, 035, 040 041 046, 047 [Continued from previous page]
"on the west, by Stair and Coylton. Taking the extreme points, it extends about 8 miles in length, by 5 in breadth, and contains, by the admeasurement of the several estates in it, 15,387 imperial acres, or 24 27/640 square miles. The greater part of the land lies on an elevation [of] from 400 to 1000 feet above the level of the sea, with a northern exposure, forming ridges of different lengths and heights running in general east to west, and connected with flat pieces of land composed of meadow and moss. The temperature is very variable, with considerable falls of rain. The soil is chiefly of a clayey nature, and the air often damp and and chilly. It frequently happens that the crops are late in ripening, and not well filled. There are many springs of excellent water in the parish. There are two lochs - one of them abount 27 acres in extent, and from 2 feet to 20 feet in depth, and the other of smaller dimensions. They are only useful as reservoirs for cattle in very dry seasons. These lochs, which [ly] quite open with gently rising grounds around them, could be easily drained, but it may be questionable whether the land to be thus gained would repay the expense of the necessary outlay. The Lugar runs between the parishes of Ochiltree and Auchinleck; and Coila divides the parish of Ochiltree from that of Coylton. The Burnock Water and Several other Small streams or burns fall at different points into the Lugar or Coila which run into the river Ayr."
Extracted from the Statistical Account of Ayrshire (1837)

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Parish of Ochiltree

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