Arnsheen  Ayrshire


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

Arnsheen, a hamlet and a quoad sacra parish in Colmonell parish, Ayrshire. The hamlet is 12 miles S of Girvan. The quoad sacra parish contains also the village of Barrhill with a post office under Girvan; was constituted in 1872; had then a population of about 1100; and is in the presbytery of Stranraer and synod of Galloway. Stipend £143, with a manse. The church is in Arnsheen hamlet, was originally a chapel of ease, and cost only about £240.

The name "Arnsheen" has not been located on a map. The location is that of Arnsheen church, as listed on the Scottish Civic Trust's "Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland" ( The location is just at the edge of the modern village of Barrhill.

Arnsheen through time

Arnsheen 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 Arnsheen itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd September 2020

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