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village, accompanied by a few followers. When lie reached a certain of the chancellor, William, the ninth earl. The places of worship
eminaaca, ab^ut six miles from Ayr, lie turned round. ;ind seeing ' are an Established church, ti Free church, and a United Presby-
the flames still ascending, exclaimed with stern e:vultatiun, ''the terian church, and ample means of education are afforded the
barns bum well 1 " From this laconic expression (tradition adds) children of the inh.abitants by the burgh school and a parochial
the spot obtained the name of " Burii-weil." which it still retains, school. The market, which was lor a long period hold on Thursday,
The cimrch of Riccarton is a modern structure, having been erected has fallen into disuse ; but fairs are still maintained on the 11th of
in 1323 : it nas a line lof ly steeple, and, from i's elevated position, J ne, and on the third Wednesday in that month, and the 11th of
has an ornamental eiTjct on the country round. An excellent bridge November. Population of the parish in 1871,3,449; of the village,
across tlie Irvine materially improves the approach- from Ayr to 1,145.
Kilmarnock A considerable quantity of coal is raised in this parish. fenwicic is a parish in the district of Cunninghamc, about 9
The Duke of Portland IS the prmoipal landed proprietor. In 1871, Q^ji^g ;„ ig^gtjj i, g in breadth, containing about 18,iei acres,
the 5»o<i.i sacra larish contained 5,bl5 persons. The Kirk-town is chcerfiillv situated .about S miles N. bv e. from
KIL5HCRS is a parish in Iho district of Cunninghame, with an K,imar„ock, on the banks of the .llebernock stream, on 'the road
acreage of about 5,940 The town, a small one and burgh of barony, ^^ Gtasgow. There is another village, sometimes caUed Rose Fen-
is two miles from Kilmarnock, situated on the right bank of a wick, on the same road, about a quarter of a mile s. from Kirktown.
rivulet called Kilmaurs water, or Carmcl water. It was erected ^^ ^ £3^.^^^^ .i„^ tjj^ aigt^et was a fen or moss, and hence it
into a burgh of barony by Janies y at the instance of Cuthbert j^ supposed to have acquired its name; hut it has undergone
Earl of Glencairn and his son. Lord Kilmaurs. The government of ^^^^j material improvement, and the greater portion of the parish
the town IS vested in two bailhes (chosen annually by the porl^ioners), j^ ^^^ ^jj^j. cultivation. Guthrie, a noted champion of the Cove-
before whom debts may be recovered Ivilmam-s IS composed piuici- ^^,^4 before and after the Restoration, was the first minister of
pallyof one street, in the middle of which IS a smalUown-lmuse, with ,,^3 parish, which till 1642 had formed a part of the parish of
a steeple and clock. Formerly this place was somewli.at noted tor he jainiarnock. He was a celebrated and very eccentric preacher,
manafaotm-e 01 clasp-knives or wbitUes, the sharpness of the edge distinguished bv the title ol "the Fool of FenwicK," an apuella-
of which instruments gave rise in Ayrsh.re to a peculiar expression ^^^^ ,,,j^;^.,^ ^^^^^ appeared on the title pages of his publislied
of comparison : a, man of acute unders.andmg and quio.aiess of sermons. The pl.aces of worship are a church of the Establisli-
actioii IS said to be "a-i sharp as a Eihaaurs wluitle ihe most ment, a Free church, and one for a United Presbvterian congrega-
pronnnent trade now IS weaving for the Glaagowand Paisley houses, y^^^ (,^jj,g f^^^.^ ^^^ ^^1^, ^^ the tirst Wedne'sdav in iMay and
Coals are raised in the parish, the surface of which consists of large ^^^ j;^,j Tuesday in November. Population of the parish in 1871,
level (lelds, interspersed with gentle dechvilies and elevations: the j gj^g of the village 469
summits of the latter are well wooded, and the whole district has a -' ' -b - -
pleasing appearance. There is an old pile of buildings near to the Craigie is a small village, about 4 miles s. from Kilmarnock,
church, seemingly of very ancient oiigin; but with respect to its and possesses a church and a school. It is situated on an eieva-
founder, or the date or object of its erection, even tradition itself is tion about 4011 feet above the sea, and commands a pleasant
silent. In the cemetery oV the Glencairn family, adjacent to the view of the surrounding country and the sea. The parish, which
church is a piece of beautiful sculpture, a specimen of the taste and is purely agricultural, is about ei;^ht miles in length by two in
execution of former times, erected as a monument to the memory breadth. Population in 1871, 613.
JAMES DICKIE, Post Master.
Delivery of ZiCtters.
From England, Ireland, Foreign, and all parts of Scotland, at fifteen minutes before seven morning.
From England, Ireland, Foreign, EcUnburgb, Glasgow, Dumfries, Thoruhlll, and South of Scotland, at twenty minutes after
eight morning'.
From Dumfries, Edinburgh, Glasgow, South of Scotland, Paislej', and Local Posts, at fifteen minutes before six eyeniug.
From Greenock, Paisley, Ayrshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cumnock, lUauchline, Gulstou, Ncwmihis, London, England, Ireland,
and Foreign, at twenty ininutos before eight night.
No delivery by letter carriers on Sundays, but letters are delivered to callers from nine to ten morning, and from one to
two afternoon.
3$e5patcli of lEietters.
To Edinburgh, Glasgow, North of Scotland, North of England, Ayr, Maybole, Gii'Van, Monkton, Mauchline, Tarbolton, Irvine,
Saltcoats, Ardroesan, Kilwinning, Stevenston, &c. at one morning.
To Tarbolton, Galsion, Newmilns, Craigie, Hmiford, &c. at five morning.
To Stewarton, Kilmaurs, Droghorn, Troon, Ayr, Maybole, and Girvan, at twenty minutes before seven morning.
To Hurlford, Ricnartuu, Dundouald, Symington, Crosshouse, &c. at ten minutes before eight morning.
To Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Coast, and Northumberland, at ten miautes before eight morning.
To Galston and Newmilns, at a quarter after eight morning.
To Dumfries and Galloway, at half-past ten morning.
To Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paisley, Greenock, and North-East of Scotland, at ten minutes before eleven morning.
To Edinburgh, Glasgow. Ayr, &c. at ten minutes before two afternoon.
To Newmilns at fifteen miuutca before three afternoon.
To Glasgow, London, England, Ireland, Foreign, Thornhill, Dumfiies, Sanquhar, and New Cumnock, at twenty minutes before
five afternoon.
To Paisley, Greenock, Ajt, Irvine, Troon, Saltcoats, and Ardrossan, at five minutes after five afternoon.
To Hurlford and Galston, at twenty minutes before six evening.
To North-East of Scotland and Northumlierland, at ti-n minutes before seven evening.
To Edinburgh, Glasgow, Mauchline, and Scotland generally, at nine night.
To England, Ireland, Foreign, and Cumnock, at twenty minutes after nine night.
%* Letters are collected from the Pillar Letter Boxes at the following hours, viz.; —
From Wellington street Box, at ten morning, half-past three afternoon, and nine night.
From Portland street Box, at ten morning, half-past three afternoon and twenty minutes after eight and nine night.
From Cross Bos, at ten morning, half-past three afternoon, and twenty minutes past eight and nine night.
From Glencairn square Box, at ten morning, half-past three afternoon, and nine night.
From Railway station Box, at ten morting, half-f)ast tbree afternoon, and twenty miuutes after eight and nine night.
From Beansburn Box, at. ten morning, and twenty minutes alter eight night.
No collection on Sundays.
Money Order and Telerirayh O^ffice and Savings Bank.
Post OfficOj Fenwick, Matthew Watt. Post Jlfasfer.— Letters arrive from all parts from Glasgow and Kilmarnock at twenty
minutes before two morning, and are despatched thereto at twenty minutes before two morning.
The nearest Money Order Office is at Stewarton,
Post Office* Hurlford, William Goudie, Post Master.— Leiier^ arrive from all parts from Kilmarnock at ten minutes before
seven and twenty minutes after eight morning, and at half-past six evening, and are despatched thereto at ten minutes after ten
morning, half-past three afternoon, and half-past eight night.
Money Order and Telegraph Office and Savings Ban!:.
Post OfSee, Kilmaurs, James Oliphant, Posl, Master. — Letters arrive from all parts from Kilmaruock at twelve minutes
after seven morning, and from Glasi,'0w at tv.'c-nty-thres minutes after seven morning, and are despatched to Kilmarnock at haU-
past three afternoon, and ten minutes before eight evening.
Money Order OJiee and Savings Banlc.
Post OflEce, Craigie David Brown, Post ilfnsf or.— Letters arrive from all parts from Kilmarnock at ten minutes before seven
morning, and are despatched thereto at ten minutes after two afternoon.
The nearest Money Order Office is at KiLHrARNOCK.
Post OfQce-i Riccarton, John Marshall, Past Master. — Letters arrive from all parts from Kilmarnock at nine morning and
nine nitjht;, and are despatched at twelve minutes past twelve noon, and twonty minutes past three afLcrnoon.
TliQ nearest Money Order Office is at Kjlm... n. -ocz.
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