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STAIR Stair 028 [Continued]
direction. There is only one loch in the parish and that but of small extent. ** The arable land amounts to about 3400 acres, and there at least 640 acres covered with wood. By far the greater proportion is planted Scotch Fir and larch constitute by much the largest proportion, and seem well adapted to the soil.** At the coal works of Drongan there is a collection of houses, affording accommodation for 15 or 16 families and another in the middle quarter inhabited by six or seven families; but no village properly so called. The parish is intersected by two turnpike roads, which are about 6 miles in extent ** The form of the parish is somewhat triangular. The church stands in the north corner near to Stair House and is about three miles and a half, from the one extremity of the parish, and nearly 5 from the other. A Site now convenient upon the whole, for the population could hardly have been chosen. The church was roofed over many years ago, and re-seated. Still it is too small."
Extracted from Statistical Account of Ayrshire (1840)

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