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    Place name County Entry Source
    Ayr Ayrshire Ayr proper on the left bank of the river, and the continuous suburbs of Newton-upon-Ayr and Wallacetown on the right Groome
    Clyde Lanarkshire Newton-upon-Ayr, Ayr, Maybole, Kirkoswald, and Girvan; on its right, Cardross, Roseneath, Dunoon-Kilmun, Bute, and Kintyre- Both shores Groome
    Galloway, New Ayrshire
    Dumfries Shire
    Kirkcudbrightshire
    Newton-Stewart, 19 NNW of Kirkcudbright, 25 W of Dumfries, and 38 SE of Ayr. It stands, 200 feet above sea-level, at the foot of an irregular ridge of ground in the vicinity of Kenmure Castle; and it is surrounded by charming and picturesque scenery. Loch Ken, 1¾ mile SSE, and the neighbouring streams are good trouting waters. Although New Galloway is a place of municipal dignity, it can hardly be described as more than a village. It consists for the most part of a main street running N and S, cut by a cross street about half Groome
    Glasgow Lanarkshire
    Renfrewshire
    upon only a few. A coffee-room or exchange reading-room was founded in the Tontine buildings at the Cross in 1781, but was gradually superseded by the Royal Exchange, and became extinct about 1870. The Royal Exchange stands in an open area called Exchange Square, on the W side of Queen Street opposite Ingram Street. The site was formerly occupied by a house belonging to Cunningham of Lainshaw, which was bought by the New Exchange Company and converted into offices, to which the other buildings were added. The structure, which is one of the finest in Glasgow, was erected Groome
    Govan Lanarkshire upon malt.' But this sleepy state of existence was soon to come to an end. The deepening of the Clyde was just begun; and now, in place of the fords already mentioned, and another at the W, where the parish boundary crosses the Clyde, known as Marline Ford, there is a depth of 24 feet of water. The Comet was by-and-by to make her first adventurous voyage from Greenock to Glasgow, and to be the forerunner of the great fleet that now sweeps up and down the river, and that has brought such prosperity to Glasgow, and, above Groome
    Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbrightshire Newton-Stewart and 98 SSW of Edinburgh, whilst, as terminus of a branch (1864) of the Glasgow and South-Western railway, it is 10¼ miles SSW of Castle-Douglas and 29¾ SW of Dumfries. The view of the town and the country around it, as seen from the tower of the old Court-house, is thus described in Harper's Galloway: -` Immediately below is the "auld toun," embosomed in its syhan surroundings. Towards the N the scene is truly delightful, the banks of the Dee, from Tongueland to the sea, being rich in natural beauty. In the foreground Groome
    Lanarkshire Lanarkshire upon Clyde, called of old the Baronie of Ranfrew (and is yett so designed when the Prince's titles are enumerate) untill it was disjoyned therefra by King Robert the Third, in anno 1402, at such tyme as he erected what had been his father's patrimonie, before his accession to the Crown, in ane Principalitie in favour of his sone, Prince James. And then, because of the largeness of its extent, it was divyded into two Wairds, called the Upper and the Nether Waird; and the burgh of Lanark declared to be the head burgh of the upper waird Groome
    Monkton Ayrshire Newton-upon-Ayr, and W by the Firth of Clyde. Its utmost length, from N by E to S by W, is 4 1 / 8 miles Groome
    Newton upon Ayr Ayrshire Newton upon Ayr , par. and suburb of town of Ayr, on right bank of river Ayr, 585 ac., pop. 6511; was made Bartholomew
    Newton-upon-Ayr Ayrshire upon-Ayr, a suburban town and a small parish on the coast of Kyle, Ayrshire. The town, lying on the right bank of the river Ayr, is separated only by that river from Ayr royal burgh, and forms part of Ayr parliamentary burgh. On its W side is the Firth of Clyde, on its E the suburb of Wallacetown, within St Quivox parish, and so closely contiguous is it to Wallacetown, that a stranger would fail to discover the line of demarcation. It seems to have sprung from a hamlet in or about the time of Robert Bruce; and, constituted Groome
    Prestwick Ayrshire Ayr. Its age, and especially its constitution as a burgh of barony, are remarkable, and strongly resemble those of the curious neighbouring burgh of Newton-upon Groome
    Prestwick, New Ayrshire Prestwick, New , vil., Monkton and Prestwick and Newton-upon-Ayr pars., Ayrshire, 1½ mile N. of Ayr, pop. 734. Bartholomew
    Prestwick Toll or New Prestwick Ayrshire Newton-upon-Ayr parishes, Ayrshire, 1 mile S by W of Prestwick. Pop. (1871) 468, (1881) 734, of whom 337 were Groome
    St Quivox Ayrshire Ayr, and W by Newton-upon-Ayr and Monkton. Its utmost length, from ENE to WSW, is 4 3 / 8 miles Groome
    Wigtownshire Wigtownshire Newton-Stewart; the Ayr, Wigtown, and Kirkcudbright Artillery Volunteers in Ayrshire. The registration county gives part of Penninghaine to Kirkcudbrightshire; and in 1881 its population was 38, 448. The civil county is divided among nineteen quoad sacra parishes and part of another, viz., those already mentioned, with Bargrennan, Lochryan, and Sheuchan. Eleven of these are in the presbytery of Stranraer, the remainder in that of Wigtown, and all in the synod of Galloway. In 1883 there were 55 schools (49 of them public), with aggregate accommodation for 7554 children, 6262 on the registers, and an average attendance of 4537. History Groome
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