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A WATERING place and maritime port in the parish of its name,
is pie isantly situated on the western shore of Ayrshire, on
an accessit te point of the coast, and only a mile west of Saltcoats ;
it is 74 m <les s.w. of Edinburgh, 30 s.w. of Glasgow, 25 s.s.w. of
Paisley, an' 8 n. by w. of Irvine. The town is built upon a plan of
regualaritj ind taste, the houses being all of stone and of command-
ing altitude. The visitants in the bathing season will find all the
appliances necessary to their enjoyment. The baths include the
customary varieties, and are enclosed in a handsome building, both
spacious and commodious. The town is indebted for its existence
to the noble family of Eglinton, the Earl having a mansion in the
town. There are a number of villas, many of which exhibit
considerable taste in design ; and the town is extending in all direc-
tions. A large and elegant hotel was erected by a late Lord Eglinton,
at an expense of .£10,000. The public rooms, the bed rooms,
offices, and stabling are most commodious. There are
two banking establishments — the Bank of Scotland, a com-
manding building adjoining the hotel, and the Royal
Bank, near to the railway station, also a fine building.
The harbour was commenced under the auspices of the before-
named munificent patron, who expended nearly .£90,000 upon it,
and became the sole proprietor, as well as of the extensive barony
of Ardrossan. It has been greatly extended, and the yearly increas-
ing business of the port has led to the immediate prospect of another
extension in connection with a new railway, which has received
parliamentary sanction, and which, when constructed, will open up
direct communication with the Lanarkshire coalfields. The dock
occupies an extent of seven Scotch acres, and admits 50 vessels of
from three to six .hundred tons burden. The proposed new dock
will be one of the best in Scotland, as a large depth of water is pro-
vided for. Steamers ply regularly between Ardrossan and several
parts of Ireland; there is daily intercourse during the greater part
of the year between it and the island of Arran. There is a yard for
shipbuilding at the harbour, an engineering works, a large ironfoun-
dry, and some extensive timber yards and saw mills. A railway
from this port to Kilwinning forms a junction with the Glasgow,
Kilmarnock and Ayr railway, and the line is continued from the
statiou to the harbour for the transit of coals and iron to the vessels.
A new railway has also beeu opened between Ardrossan and West
Kilbride, and from thence to Pairlie and Largs. Tho" church, at
the entrance to the town from Saltcoats, is in elegant taste, and is
a highly ornamental edifice. There are four other churches, viz.,
the English Episcopal, United Presbyterian, Free, and Independent.
There has been erected at the head of the town, a handsome and
commodious school, under the Scotch Education Act, built to
accommodate about 670 children. In the neighbourhood is a
chalybeate spring, whose medicinal properties are beneficial in cases
of debility, scrofula, &c. The picturesque ruins of Ardrossan CaBtle
stand on an eminence overloking the town. There is also upon an
adjoining eminence a handsome monument, erected to a deceased
philanthropic gentleman who, during the latter years of bis life,
interested himself deeply in the various institutions connected with
the town. An agricultural society has been established here. A fair
is held on the Tuesday before that of Ayr, which is in July. Thera
is also a weekly grain market. Population of the parish (the area of
which is 7,341 acres), in 1871, 7,2^, aud in 1881, 7,777 ; of the town,
JOBN C. STEVENS, Post Master.
ARRIVALS — From all parts at 7 a.m.; from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and all Scotland at 7 a.m.; from England, Ireland, and all
parts at 9 15 a.m. ; and from Arran (on day steamer arrives), at 7 p.m.
DESPATCHES.— To Glasgow, Edinburgh, &c. at 8 85 a.m.; to Arran at 9 a.m.; to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and all parts of Scot-
land at 11 10 a.m. ; to Glasgow, Edinburgh, England and Ireland at 1 45 p.m. ; to Glasgow, Paisley, Greenock, North of Scotland, North
of Ireland, Ayr and Dairy at 4 5 p.m.; to England, Ireland, foreign and Kilmarnock at 4 5 p.m.; to Kilmarnock, England, South,
Ireland, Foreign and Saltcoats at 6 55 p.m. ; to Glasgow, Belfast and North of Ireland at 7 10 p.m. ; and to Scotland and all parts at
8 25 p.m. Sundays, to all parts at 625 p.m.
Money Order and Telegraph Office and Savings Bank.
Adam Mrs. Ann, 16 Montgomerie sfc
Adams Mr. Andrew, Belle Vue House,
Montgomerie st
Aitken Mr. Robert T. 9 The Crescent
Alexander Mrs. — , Anns Lodge, West Kil-
bride rd
Alexander Miss Amelia, 15 Montgomerio st
Allan Mr. Robert, m.d. 6 Arran place
Bailey James Lambert, Esq. j. p. Princes st
Ballantine Mr. George, 2 The Crescent
Becket Mr. Hugh, 3 The Crescent
Black Mrs. Jane, Auchendu, North crescent
Borland Mrs. Janet, 5 Montgomerie st
Brown Mr. Andrew, 10 Arran place
Clark Mr. William, Burn foot Villa, North
Cleugh Miss Frances. 8 Montgomerio st
Cook James, Esq. 14 The Crescent
Crawford Miss Elizabeth, 9 Arran place
Crawford Mr. John, Crawford Lodge
Crawford Mr. William, 10 Montgomerie st
Crawford Mr. William, jun. Yaiborough pi.
Montgomerie st
Cross Rev. Alexander, Harbour place
Douglas Mr. Alexander Brice, Seafield,
North crescent
Fullarton Mrs. Janet, 19 Montgomerie st
Gaff Mr. James, 1 Arran place
Galloway Mr. John, 11 The Crescent
Galloway John, Esq. 5 The Crescent
Gardner Mrs. Jane, 8 Tho Crescent
Gemmell Mrs. Janet, 3 Arran place
Goodwin Mr. David, 8 Arran place
Goodwin Mr. Frank, Clyde View, 1 Mont-
gomerie st
Goodwin Mrs. Jessie, 25 Montgomerie st
Goodwin Mr. John T. 50 Princes st
Guthrie Miss Maggie, 19 Montgomerie st
Hogarth Mr. Hugh, Clutha villas, Mont-
gomerie st
Hogarth Mr. James, 87 Princes st
Hogarth Mr. John, 20 Harbour st
Hogarth Mr. John, jun. Annfield Villa,
North crescent
Hogarth Mrs. Margaret, Clutha Villa, Mont-
gomerie st
Jameson Mr. John, 12 Montgomerie st
Kirkhope Thomas, Esq. 91 Princes st
M'Call Rev. John D. 13 The Crescent
M'Donald Mr. Archibald, 7 The Crescent
M'Fee Mrs. Jane, 7 Arran place
M'Fee Mrs. Sarah, Montgomerie st '
M'Gilchrist Rev. William, United Presby-
terian Manse, North crescent
Mack Anthony. Esq. 6 The Crescent
Mack David I. Esq. j.p. Princes st
Mack James O. jun. Esq. 1 Princes st
Miller Mr. Wm, Glenfoot, West Kilbride rd I
Mitchell Mr. I. O. Bath House, Princes st
Moffatt Miss Jessie, 4 The Crescent
Mordue Rev. Robert, 4 Arran place
Mutter William, Esq. Crescent park, North
Robertson Robert B. Esq. f.r.c.s. 6 Arran pi
Rowan Mrs. Eliza, 12 The Crescent
Russell Mr. Archibald, Glasgow st
Shearer Mr. Charles, 21 Montgomerie st
Shearer Mrs. Margaret, 5 Arran place
Shearer Mrs. Mary, 21 Montgomerie st
Skeoch Mr. Charles, Crawford Villa, North
crescent [crescent
Skeoch Mr. David, Crawford Villa, North
Smith Mr. John, 2 Arran place
Smith Mr. John R. 20 Montgomerie st
Stewart Rev. John, Free Church Manse
Sutherland Mr. Mitchell S. 45 Eglinton st
Thomson Mrs. Martha, 23 Montgomerie st
Wallace Mrs. Maria, S9 Princes st
Weir Hugh, Esq. Kirkhall
Willock Mr. Hugh, 17 Arran place
Young Mr. William, Ravenscraig House,
North crescent
Ardrossan Academy, The Crescent— Chas-
Duguid, headmaster ; Andrew D. Murphy,
Alexander Mutch, Daniel Bruce, and Mrs.
Ritchie, assistants
Garie the Misses — , 1 Arran place
Nicol Barbara, 11 Montgomerie st
Public School, Glasgow st— Annie Gard-
ner, mistress
Public School (No. 2), top of Glasgow st—
William Comrie, f.e.i.s master ; James B.
Muir, Catherine R. Willock, and Jane M.
Thomson, assistants
Adams John (house), Harbour place
Anderson John {for A. Finney & Son, coal
masters), Harbour
Bailey James Lambert (the Auckland
Agricultural Co. Limited, London), Royal
Bank [siding
Barrie George (coal & commission), Railway
Brown Andrew (for T. Shortridge & Son,
dyers, Dumfries), 64 Princes st
Crawford William & Son (shipping, &
for Eglinton Fire Clay Works, & J. Taylor
& Co. drain tile manufacturers), Harbour
Emslie John (for Property Investment Com-
pany of Scotland, Limited), 41 Princes st
Gillies James (coal), Harbour
Goodwin Brothers (for Peacock & Euchan's
paints), 1 & 2 Winton buildings, Harbour
Guthrie A. & J. (for Barleith, Dollars and
Trabbock Collieries), Harbour
Harkness 'Andrew (for G. & J. Burns, Glas-
gow), Harbour
Henderson Matthew (for Ritchie and Son's
manures), 39 Princes st
Kirkhope Thomas |for the Land Securities
Co. Limited), 63 Princes st
Little James & Co. (fortheDundalk&Newry
Steam Packet Co. Limited), Harbour
Littlejohn Hugh (commission, & for Eglinton
Iron Co. & William Buird & Co. iron
masters), Harbour
Logan John (for the Eglinton Iron Co.'s col-
lieries, & shipping), Harbour
Smith J. R. (for Merry & Cuninghame, iron
& coal masters), Harbour
Smith John & Son (commission, and
for Holmes &: Bourtreehill Col-
lieries, & for Perceton & Hillhead
Fire Clay Works), Harbour
Ardrossan Co-operative Society, Limited, 59
Glasgow st
Barr Hugh L. 45 Glasgow st
Conn William, 31 Glasgow st
Leckie William, 48 Princes st
Rankin Margaret, 21 Princes st
Bank op Scotland (Branch), Princes st—
draws on Smith, Payne & Smiths, and on
Coutts & Co. London, on the Bank of Eng-
land & branches, on the Bank of Ireland,
and on the Provincial Bank of Ireland,
Dublin — D. I. Mack, agent
Royal Bank of Scotland (Branch), Princes
st — draws on the Bank of England, & on
Coutts & Co. London, & on the Bank of
Ireland, Dublin & Belfast — James Lam-
bert Bailey, agent
Eglinton (salt water), Princes st— Margaret
Boyd, manageress
Hillcoat Janet, 55 Princes st
Miller Elizabeth S. 54 Glasgow st
Blunn Jane & Jessie, 7 Princes st
Young Catherine & Ann, 19 Princes

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