Boundary Changes 1889-92 : Ayrshire
Introduction to Ayr.
22.-COUNTY OF AYR.
There were three parishes situated partly in the county of Ayr and partly in other counties, viz., Ardrossan, Beith, and Dunlop. The following are the changes made to the county boundaries :—
A. With the County of Bute.
The parish of Ardrossan was situated partly in the county of and jointly in the county of Bute, the Buteshire portion being the land of Little Cumbrae. No change has been made on the boundary, but the Buteshire part of the parish of Ardrossan has been transferred to the Buteshire parish of Cumbrae by the Order printed at p. 93.
See County of Bute, supra. p. 292.
B. With the County of Renfrew.
The parish of Beith was situated partly in the county and partly in the county of Renfrew. By the Order printed at p. 94 the parish was placed wholly within the county of Ayr. The following subjects have thus been transferred from the county of Renfrew to the county of Ayr.
The following subjects have thus been transferred from the county of Renfrew to the county of Ayr :—
|Blae Lochside and Shutterflat,||Farm,||Representatives of Col. Wm. More of Caldwell.|
|Brownhill and part of Shutterflat,||Farm,||Mrs. Margaret Reid and Miss Mary Robertson.|
|Brownhill and part of Shutterflat,||House,||Do.|
|East end of Shutterflat,||Farm,||Governors of Speirs School, Beith.|
|Townened of Shutterflat,||Do.||James Lamont.|
|Do.||Do.||Robert Kerr Crawford.|
(Sheet 22 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)
The parish of Dunlop is situated partly in the county of Ayr and party in the county of Renfrew. By the Order printed at p. 94 the parish was placed wholly within the county of Ayr.
|Castlewalls Meadow,||Land,||Representatives of Col. Wm. More of Caldwell.|
|Linhead and part of Tummock,||Do.||Do.|
|Netherton and part of Ouplay,||Do. (part),||Do.|
|Pollick and part of Newlands,||Do.||Do.|
|Part of the Kilmarnock Joint Railway line (72 chains),||Glasgow, Barrhead, and Kilmarnock Joint Railway Company.|
|Part of Caldwell Station,||Do.|
The parish of Ardrossan has been altered in area by the transference of Little Cumbrae to the parish of Cumbrae.
See County of Bute, &c., p. 202.
2.—Ayr and Maybole.
A small part of the parish of Maybole was divided from the rest of the parish by the estuary of the River Doon. By the Order printed at p.100 the part was transferred to the parish of Ayr. The following subjects have thus been transferred from the parish of of Maybole to the parish of Ayr :—
|Abercromby Cottage,||Wm. Baird of Cambusdoon.|
|Seafield (part),||Sir Wm. Arrol.|
2.—Galston and Riccarton.
Part of the parish of Riccarton was detached from the main pert of the parish by a narrow intervening portion of the parish of Galston. By the Order printed at p. 97 an exchange of territory was effected between the two parishes, whereby Galston received the tut portion of the detached part of Riccarton, while the remainder of the detached part was joined to the main portion of Riccarton parish by the annexation of the intervening portion of Galston parish. The new boundaries are fully described in the Order.
The following subjects were affected :—
(a.) Transferred from the parish of Riccarton to the parish of Galston.
|Milrig,||Mansion-house, policies, woodlands, and land,||Col. John Sprot Tait of Milrig.|
|Kennelmount and Park,||Do.|
|Do.||House and joiner's shop,||David Smith.|
|Do.||House and land,||James Arnott.|
|Do.||Do.||John Barrie's Heirs.|
|Do.||House and land,||Matthew Robertson.|
(b.) Transferred from the parish of Galston to the parish of Riccarton.
|Aird,||Farm,||Duke of Portland.|
|Cessnock Mill and part of land,||Land,||Do.|
|Crossroads,||Joiner's shop, smithy, school, houses, and land,||Do.|
|West Overland (part),||Land,||Do.|
|Garrochmuir,||Land,||John Wallace Hamilton of Cairnhill.|
|Mains of Dollars,||Farm (part),||Capt. C. Tufnell of Dollars.|
|Hurlford Waterworks (part),||Hurlford Local Authority.|
(Sheet 22 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)
4.—Mauchline and Sorn.
The parish of Sorn had a small detached part which was surrounded by the parish of Mauchline. By the Order printed at p. 98 this detached part baa been transferred to the parish nf Mauchline.
The following subjects have his been transferred from the pariah of Sorn to the parish of Mauchline
The following subjects have thus been transferred from the parish of Sorn to the parish of Mauchline :—
|Garfield,||Farm (part),||Sir William Miller, Bart,. Barskimming.|
(Sheet 14 of the Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland, one-inch scale.)
5.—Ochiltree and Stair.
The parish of Stair had two detached parts, one (Stair detached
No. 1) wholly surrounded by the parish of Ochiltree, and the other
(Stair detached No, 2) adjoining that parish and the parish of
Coylton. By the Order printed at p. 99 an exchange of territory was
effected between the parishes of Stair and Ochiltree, whereby the
divided condition of Stair is done away with, both parishes being
now self-contained :—(a) Stair detached No. 2 was transferred to the
parish of Ochiltree, and (b) the portion of Ochiltree parish described
in Clause I. of the Order was transferred to Stair, and thereby Stair
detached No. 1 was united with the main portion of Stair parish.
The new boundary thus laid down between the parishes may be
followed for the greater part of its distance on the Ordnance one inch
maps. From the boundary of Coylton parish it runs in an easterly
direction along the north boundary of Stair detached No. 2 to its eastmost point, and thence it follows the south march of the plantation shown on the map to the point at which a belt of planting strikes
off to the north-east. Thence it runs north-east along the west march
of this belt of planting till it meets the east boundary of Stair detached
No. 1. After following the last-mentioned boundary north and north-west, it strikes off to the main part of Stair parish by a line which
keeps Gargown on the east and Little Speirston on the west.
Thefollowing subjects are affected :—
(a.) Transferred from the parish of Stair to the parish of Ochiltree.
|Drongan,||Do.||Commander the Hon. J. M. York, R. N., and his spouse, Mrs. E. M. H. Oswald.|
|Do.||House, land, and woodland,||Do.|
|Mid Berbeth,||House and land,||Do.|
|North Berbeth,||House and land,||Do.|
|Cairnston and Carlaverock,||Do.||Do.|
|Coalhall,||Joiner's shop, house, and land,||Do.|
|Gateside, Coalhall,||Inn, stable, granary, hose, and land,||Do.|
|Kerrston and Dickston,||Do.||Do.|
|Old Pottery,||House and land,||Do.|
|Shield,||Farm,||Commander the Hon. J. M. York, R. N., and his spouse, Mrs. E. M. H. Oswald.|
|Mill of Shield,||Do.||Do.|
|Taiglum,||Smithy, house, and land,||Do.|
|Tobergill,||House and land,||Do.|
|Windmillhall,||Joiner's shop, byre, stable, and houses,||Do.|
|Part of the Glasgow and South-Western Railway line (1 mile 58 chains),||Glasgow and South-Western Railway Co.|
(b.) Transferred from the parish uf Ochiltree to the parish of Stair.
|Auchinleck,||Woodlands and fox covert,||Trustees of late Lady Jessie J. Cunninghame of Boswell of Auchinleck.|
|Creochill and Gibston,||Do.||Do.|
|Dormiston and Londonstone,||Do.||Do.|
|Roadend,||House and land,||Do.|
|Roadinghead,||Smithy, house, and land,||Do.|
|Spierston and Whitehill,||Farm,||Do.|
|Do.||Mill, house and land,||Do.|
|Garnockhill,||Farm,||Widow and Trustees of late James M'Cosh.|
|Do.||Minerals and miners' houses,||Do.|
|Lochill,||Farm (part),||Sir Wm. F. Miller of Barskimming.|
|Schaw,||Farm and woodlands,||Capt. W .J .S. Neill of Swindridgemuir.|
|Do.||Cottage and land,||George Hillhouse.|
|Do.||F> C> manse, stable, and coach-house,||Coylton Free Church Trustees.|
|Trabboch House,||House and land,||James W. Galloway.|
|Trabboch,||Store, reading-room, and miners; houses,||J. W. Galloway, for John Galloway & Co., coalmasters.|
|Part of the Glasgow and South-Western Railway line (1 mile 6 chains),||Do.||Glasgow and South-Western Railway Co.|
1. The counties are arranged in the order as in the Census returns, "such that a zig-zag line beginning at the north of Scotland and carried to the south passes successively through every County". The counties have the same numbers as in the Census returns.
2. The subjects transferred are enumerated under the head of the County or Parish to which they are transferred. Thus when an area has been transferred from County A to County B, the subjects affected are enumerated under County B, and a cross reference is given under County A.
3. The names of subjects are those contained in the Valuation Rolls. In the description of subjects the term "farm" includes the farm-house and servants' houses, and the term "croft" includes the house. But where any of the servants' houses on the farm have distinctive names, such houses are detailed separately. "House" includes "cottage", and "land" includes gardens, yards &c.
4. The names of proprietors are in almost all cases those given in The Valuation Rolls of 1890-91. It is therefore to be borne in mind that those who are described as proprietors may be limited owners only, such as liferenters or leaseholders.
5. Where villages or towns are affected, the names of the subjects and proprietors are not usually given. The description of the area transferred is in such cases quite sufficient to show whatever and to what extent any subject in the village or town has been affected by the Order.
6. The Ordnance Survey maps referred to are those published by the Ordnance Survey Department on the scale of one inch to the mile. Those published down to this date (1891), show the Counties and Parishes as they were before the Order of the Commissioners came into operation. It is expected that, when the work of the Commissioners is completed, revised maps will be issued to show the altered boundaries, but the sheets of the revised maps will bear the same numbers as the present maps. The Orders and the explanations can be followed readily on the maps as published at present.
7. An ampersand (&) has been used wherever a County or a Parish has a double name, e.g. "Ross & Cromarty" or "Fetlar & North Yell".
8. In most cases it is necessary to read the text of the order along with the explanation, because the full descriptions contained in the Orders are, as a rule, not repeated in the explanation.