Carrick  Ayrshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Carrick like this:

Carrick, the southernmost of the three districts of Ayrshire, under which its physical features are described, as also under its nine parishes, Ballantrae, Barr, Colmonell, Dailly, Girvan, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald, Maybole, and Straiton. Earls of Carrick appear as early as the 12th century, being thus among the first of the Scottish nobles; they had their chief seat at Turnberry Castle, on the coast of Kirkoswald parish. ...

The earldom passed, in 1271, to the father of King Robert Bruce, by marriage with Margaret, Countess of Carrick, daughter of Nigel or Niel, the second earl; was given by King Robert to his brother Edward; reverted, soon after 1334, to the Crown; and since 1404 has formed part of the inheritance of the princes and stewards of Scotland, being one of the titles of the Prince of Wales. Valuation of Carrick (1881) £186,171, 18s. 3d. Pop. (1831) 25,536, (1881) 23,566.

Carrick through time

Carrick is now part of South Ayrshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Ayrshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Carrick itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Carrick in South Ayrshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 01st August 2021

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