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Ayrshire Towns and Parishes

The parishes listed are those established in the late decades of the 19th century. Some of the former "quoad sacra" churches were established as parishes in their own right. The late 20th century has seen some amalgamations and changes in parochial structures.

This list includes only parishes in Ayrshire. If the place you are looking for does not appear in the list, please go via the Where is it in Ayrshire page to get to the correct parish.

For Ayrshire townships unconnected to parishes, see the list of Miscellaneous places mentioned in the 1868 National gazetteer.

For Ayrshire places mentioned in the 1868 National gazetteer, see Where is it in Ayrshire?

This outline parish map indicates the parishes with their date of creation and includes some parishes over the borders with neighbouring counties.

Note that some Ayrshire parishes are partly in other counties.

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