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on this side with the harbour and new dock, and, in consequence
the mineral products of the upper portion of the county are mostly
shipped here, A very large increase in the shipment of coal has
recently taken place; indeed Ayr has taken the lead as a coal
shipping port on the west coast. Acreage, 585. Population of the
parish in 1871, 4,877; in 1881, 6,511.
Saint Quivox, a populous parish, in the district of Kyle, lies on
the banks of the Ayr river, and is bounded on the east by Tarbolton,
and on the west by Newton of Ayr and Monkton. The parish, which
is nearly all ai'able, is finely enclosed and beautified by plantations,
and contains 4.S76 acres. Population in 1871, 6,069; in 1881, 7,352.
Wallace town consists of a number of streets adjoining to New-
ton, and is in the parish of St. Quivox. A church of the Establish-
ment was erected in Wallacetown in 1834, and opened on the 8th of
March, 1836 ; it is a very haudsono edifice, of the Gothic order. The
site is well chosen, being in a populous neighbourhood, on the
north-east bank of the river Ayr. It was built by subscription, at
an expense of nearly £1,500, and has sittings for upwards of eight
hundred persons. Nearly adjoining this church is a Roman Catho-
lic chapel, erected in 1S26-7 at a cost of about £2,000; it is a chaste
structure, in the Gothic style, fronted with freestone.
The small town (or rather village) of Prestwick, or Presteviclce, is
nbout two miles from Ayr. It was at one period a place of some
consequence, having been created a burgh of barony at an early
date ; and its charter, which was renewed by James VI. in 1660,
granted to it a weekly market and an annual fair. The former has
fallen into disuse, from the proximity of its more thriving neigh-
bour, Ayr. The market cross, which of considerable antiquity, still
exists, and it has its lock-up and council house. In the latter the
bailies and freemen meet quarterly to regulate the affairs of the
burgh ; and the Prince of Wales is recognised as the superior of the
town. There is a handsome Established church, as well as Free
and United Presbyterian churches, for the accommodation of the
combined inhabitants of Monkton and Prestwick. There arc fine
golf links at Prestwick, where the ancient game has been played for
a long time. There are now two clubs— tha Prestwick Golf Club,
which has a large and handsome club house, and the St. Nicholas
Club, both of them with large membership, and having among their
number some of the finest players in the country. The clubs have
separate links. Close to the village is a station on the Glasgow and
South-Western line of railway. Population in 1871, 750, and in
1881, 1,064.
Monkton, a parish in the district of Kyle, lies on the sea coast,
betwixt Symington and Dundonald on the north, and Newton and
St. Quivox on the south. The parish formerly extended southward
to the river Ayr, and comprehended the present parish of Newton,
which was ereceted into a separate parochial district in the last
century ;- it now includes the ancient parish of Prestwick. The
village of Monkton is situated on the high road to Glasgow, and
distant four miles from Ayr. There is station on the Glasgow and
South-Western railway about a mile from the village. Acreage of
parish, 3,971. Population of the joint parish of Monkton and Prest-
wick in 1871, 1,744, and in 1881, 2,121.
From Edinburgh, Glasgow and the North, Kilmarnock, Monkton, Maybole, Girvan, Galloway and Dumfriesshiro at 7-55 a.m.
From England, South of Ireland, Edinburgh, Carlisle, Dumfriesshire, Galloway, &c, at 7-55 a.m.
From Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paisley and Ireland at 4-15 p.m.
From Maybole, Girvan, Cumnock, London, &c. at 4-15 p.m.
From Local Posts, Glasgow, Paislev, Kilmarnock, Dalmellington, Dunaskin, Patna and Annbank at 4-15 p.m.
From Edinburgh, East of England, Glasgow, Paisley, Beith, Dairy, Kilmarnock, Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Kilwinning, Irvine, Troon,
Girvan, Mavbole, Dalmellington, Prestwick, &c. at 7-55 p.m.
From England, South of Ireland and the Continent, Dumfries, Cumnock & Mauchline at 7.55 p.m.
On Sundays the letters are delivered at the counter from 9 to 10 a.m. On Sacramental Fast Days the letters are delivered by
letter-carriers at 7-55 a.m., and at the counter from 730 to S p.m.
To Mauchline, Tarbolton, Stair and Annbank at 4-45 a.m.
To Local Posts, Prestwick, Monkton and Troon at 5-45 a.m.
To Glasgow, Patna, Dunaskin and Dalmellington at 7-15 a.m.
First town delivery at 7.30 a.m.
To Dumfries and Kilmarnock at 9-55 a.m.
To Edinburgh, Glasgow and Paisley at 10-35 a.m.
To Glasgow, Edinburgh and Cumnock at 1-35 p.m.
To Maybole, Girvan, Dalmellington and Dunaskin at 3-15 p.m.
To Edinburgh, Glasgow and the North, and Greenock at 3-45 p.m.
To England, South of Ireland, Dumfries, Cumnock, Mauchline and Kilmarnock at 4 p.m.
Second town delivery at 4 p.m.
To North of Ireland, Paisley, Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Kilwinning, Irvine, Troon and Prestwick at 4-80 p.m.
To North of Ireland and Dalmellington at 6-30 p.m.
Third town delivery at 7-20 p.m.
To England, Ireland, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries, Gallowav, Cumnock, &c. at 8-30 p.m.
To Edinburgh, Glasgow and the North, Kilmarnock, Irvine, Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Maybole, Girvan, &c. at 10 p.m. On Saturdays and
Sundays the box for this mail closes at 8-30 p.m.
Money Order, Savings Banlc, Government Life Insurance and Annuity business transacted every week-day from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Postal Telegraph Office open on week-days from 7 a.m. till 9 p.m. ; and on Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m.
There are pillar and wall-boxes at the following places, from which there are five collections daily, Sunday excepted :— Eglinton
Terrace, Railway Station, High Street, Nowtown Hoad. North Quay, South Quay, Old Bridge End, Cattle Market, Alloway Place,
Racecourse Road, Broomfield Road, and Wallacetown Toll Bar.
Post Office, Prestwick, Hugh Macpherson, Post Master.— Letters from all parts arrive from Ayr at 7 a.m., from Ayr and Carlisle
at 7-50 a.m., and from Glasgow and Ayr at 5-22 p.m. Letters are despatched to Glasgow at 6-52 and 11-25 a.m., and to Ayr at 12 noon, and
4-30 and 7-15 p.m. B-5?* Money Order Office and Savings Bank.
Post Office, Monkton, Ann Smith, Post Mistress.— Letters arrive from Ayr at 7-15 and "8 a.m., and are despatched thereto at 4-20
and 8-20 p.m. B-S 3 The nearest Money Order Office is at Prestwick, distant one mile.
Post Office, Whitletts, Charles Hood, Post Master.— Letters from all parts arrive (from Ayr) at 7-15 a.m. and are despatched
thereto at 3-5 p.m. 13° The nearest Money Order Office is at Ayr.

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