Crosshill  Ayrshire


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

Crosshill, a village in Kirkmichael parish, Ayrshire, and a quoad sacra parish partly also in Kirkoswald and Maybole parishes. The village stands on the left bank of Girvan Water, 3 miles SE of Maybole, and 2¾ NE of Kilkerran station. Chiefly consisting of a long regular street of one-story houses, running at right angles from the river, it has a post office under Maybole, with money order and savings' bank departments, a principal inn, an Established church (1838), a Free church, and a school. ...

The quoad sacra parish, constituted in 1853, is in the presbytery of Ayr and synod of Glasgow and Ayr; its two public schools, Crosshill and Kilkerran Hillside, with respective accommodation for 270 and 61 children, had (1880) an average attendance of 159 and 52, and grants of £125, 14s. and £39, 3s. Pop. of village (1841) 1163, (1861) 1107, (1871) 835, (1881) 740; of q.s. parish (1871) 1372, (1881) 1284, of whom 1006 were in Kirkmichael.—Ord. Sur., sh. 14, 1863.

Crosshill through time

Crosshill 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 Crosshill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th September 2020

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