"Ochiltree.-- par. and vil. with ry. sta., mid. Ayrshire, on Lugar Water - par., 18,328 ac., pop. 1493; vil., 1½ mile N. of sta. and 11½ miles E. of Ayr, pop. 523; P.O."
John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887
The quaint country village of Ochiltree sits on the main Ayr to Cumnock road, just west of Cumnock. It has some interesting building styles within the village. Of the the houses in the Main Street is named 'House with the Green Shutters', after the novel by George Douglas Brown, who was born in the village. The book is a powerful tragedy based on a fictitious village of Barbie, but there is a view that the story was clearly based on Ochiltree.
To the North of Ochiltree is Auchinleck House, home of the Boswells. Near by is the ruins of a 14th century Castle.
An 1837 description of Ochiltree, including a listing of the key personalities of the town, is given in this extract from Pigot's Directory for Ayrshire. The transcript was provided by Keith Muirhead from Queensland.
- The transcription of the section for Ochiltree from the National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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