"In the reign of James V., the vicarage of Stewarton was taxed at 4/-, being a tenth of the estimated value. At the Reformation the tithes and other revenues of the church yielded yearly, to the monks of Kilwinning, 133 bolls of meal, I boll of beer, 254 bolls of oats, and £34 6s 8d for part of the tithes which were leased. The church, built in 1696, served its purpose down to the year 1825, when a large addition was made to it, increasing the sittings to about 1300. The only noteworthy feature in its architecture is its very unassuming spire, which rises semi-detached from the front gable. Over the pointed arched doorway in front of its base, now, however, built up, is a rather oblong, window-like compartment, in which the shake-fork forms, as it were, the mullion. The shake-fork is the crest of the Cuninghame family, to whom the patronage of the church belonged."
"Ayrshire Nights Entertainment: A Descriptive Guide to the History, Traditions, Antiquities of the County of Ayr" by John MacIntosh of Galston, Ayrshire, published in 1894, by John Menzies & Co. of Kilmarnock, Dunlop and Drennan.