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DIRECTORY
AYRSHIRE
BAKE
IS a parish of 54,876 acres, lying on the banks of the rivers Gregg I Barr on the first Thursday after the 2Gth oE May. The chief
and Stinchar. The village, a small and neat one. is Smiles e. bv s. landed proprietors of the entire district are tho Marquis of Ailsa,
and Stinchar. The Tillage, a small and neat one, is S miles e. by a.
from Girvan, and 21 s. front Ayr. The greatest part of the parish is
intersected by tho river Gregg; and about a mile from tho village
are the ruins of old Kirk Dominae. Barr parish is principally sheep
pasture; its extent is twelve miles by nine. Tho hiring "fair for
landed proprietors of the entire district are the Marquis of Ailsa,
Sir James Ferguson, Captain Hamilton, and Arthur Hughes Onslow.
Esq. The public erections are an Established church and a Free
church, and there are also three schools in the parish which are
under the School Board. Population of the parish in 1871, 672, and
servants, which of late was held at Kirk Dominae, is now held at I in 1881, 600.
POST OFFICE, Baku, Janet M'Murrny, Post Mistress.— Letters from all parts arrive (from Girvan) at 11 a.m., and are despatched
thereto at 2.80 p.m. ff.S* The nearest Money Order Office is at Girvan, eight miles distant.
GENTRY & CLERGY.
Boyd Robert, Esq. Kelton Villa
Ferguson Rev. John, Barr
Fergusson Robert, Esq. Greggholm
Goodall Rev. Charles, The Manse
Graham John, Esq. Greggholm
Hunter Miss Agnes, Mansfield Cottago
M'Millan Mrs. Janet, Changue [House
Onslow Arthur Hughes, Esq. Alton Albany
SCHOOLS.
Board Schools: —
Barr— Robert Boyd, master; Agnes Gem-
mell, assistant teacher
Clashgullock— Mary M'Kenzio, mistress
Rowantree — Vacant
FARMERS.
Allan John, Esq. of Minuntion
Allan John, Auchlewan
Boreland William, North Bulloch
Campbell John (heirs of), Knockeen
Colville John, Aldinnah
Crosbie John, Clashnacroy
Donald John, Whiteolauchrie
Drummond William, Travbovack
Frew John, Shalloch-O'Minnoch
Fyshe James & John Reilly, Piuvally
Gilmour Jas. Robert & Wm. Pinmore Mains
Gregg John (heirs of), Shallock Well
Hislop Alexander (heirs of), Auchensoul
Hood David, Daljedburgh
Kennedy Anthony, Pinclantie
Kennedy Gilbert, Bally more
Kennedy Hugh, Upper Barr
Lamb Mrs. — , Dalquhairn
M'Creadio Andrew, Darnaconnrr
M'Creath William. Bennane &Kirklands
M'Culloch John,Farden
M'Fadzean John, Blackclauchrie
M'Knight Elizabeth, Pynhannot
M'Millan Janet, Changue
M'Whirter Charles, Merk
M'Whirter Matthew, Merkland
M'Whirter William, Balmalloch
Millar John, Nether Barr
Reid James, Craigenrae & Tarryfessock
Roxburgh John, Dinmurchie
Scott Mrs. — , South Balloch
Sloan David, Balligmorrie
Weir Robert, Esq. of Carnwhin
Wiight James, Doularg
JOINERS &CARTWRIGHTS.
Kennedy Peter, Barr
Kennedy Thomas, Barr
Shaw John, Barr
VINTNERS.
Johnston James (Albert Arms), Barr
MTU wraith Robert (Jolly Shepherds), Barr
MISCELLANEOUS.
Boyd Robert, clork to Heritors and School
Board, Barr
Caldwell Adam, collector of poor rates,
inspector of poor, lit registrar of births,
&c. Barr
M'Murray Janet, grocer, Barr
M'Quaker Andrew, bootmaker, Barr
M'Whirter Matthew, miller, Pinclantie Mill
Smith Williiim, tailor & clothier, Barr
PLACES OF WORSHIP
AND THEIR MINISTERS.
Established Church— Rev. Chas. Goodall
Free Church— Rev. John Ferguson
CONVEYANCE BY RAILWAY.
Girvan is the nearest Railway Station to
this place, distant 8 miles
CARRIER.
To GIRVAN, Anthony M'Clure, Thursday &
Friday, & to AYR ou Tuesday
BEITH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD.
BEITH is a market and post town, in the parish of that name,
district of Cunninghame,02 miles w. by s. ot Edinburgh.lilVo s.w.
of Glasgow, 11 s.s.w. of Paisley, 5 n. by e. of Dairy, and 12 n. by E.
of Saltcoats. It is situated near the confines of Renfrewshire, on
an eminence commanding a fine and extensive view of the beauti-
fully diversified country around, of which the Loch of Kilbirnie,
at the distance of about a mile, forms a charming feature. The
town, which contains many excellent houses, is gas-lighted and well
supplied with good water by gravitation, and presents a clean,
healthy appearance ; it is of modern date, comprising at the com-
mencement of the last century only a few humble habitations. In
tho immediate neighbourhood there are several handsome, private
residences, and it is a place of some considerable trade, being noted
for its manufacture of linpn thread, of which a large quantity is
made here by Messrs. Crawford Brothers, both for home and export
trade. The leather trade here is of consideiable importance, in the
tanning, currying and preparation of whichseveral firms are actively
engage.l.the more eminent being Messrs. John Muir and Son and
Mr. William Barr. Another branch particularly deserving of notice
is the cabinet making and upholstery business, cxtensivelycarried
on by several enterprising firms, for the wholesale manufacture of
couches, chairs, &c. bv machinery, affording constant employment
to a numerous staff of workmen. Tho manufacture of silk
goods was formerly extensive, but this has almost been
entirely superseded by that of cotton and woollen, in
the weaving of which many of the inhabitants are now
employed by the manufacturers of Paisley and Glasgow.
Silk priuting is in full operation at the establishment of Messrs.
Hugh Melville & Co. at Roebank. Lime burning and the making of
ropes and twine are followed to a limited extent. Three banking
houses are established in the town; they art) the branches of the
Commercial Bank of Scotland, Limited, the Clydesdale Bank, Limi-
ted, and tho Union Bank of Scotland, Limited. Railway accommo-
dation is amply supplied by the Glasgow and South- Western Railway
Company and the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Rail-
way. The who'e of the parish of Beith is enclosed and sud-divided,
and is almost all arable, and tho tenants of this, and the neighbour-
ing parish of Dunlop, were formerly noted for their manufacture of
cheese, known by the name of '''Dunlop cheese," which was hold in
as high estimation in Scotland as the cheese of Cheshire or Glouces-
tershire is in England. The constabulary station, with courthouse
adjoining, is a neat stone building, opened in 1884, and erected at a
cost of about £1,500. The Sheriff's Small Debt Courtis held on tho
first Thursday in February, May, August and November, and that
for the Justice of the Peace on the first Monday in each month. The
neighbourhood of Beith produces coal and abundance of limestone.
In 1307 a very handsome church of the Establishment, with tower,
was erected on the most elevated nart of the town ; its site is 343
feet above the level of the sea. Lately is has been enlarged by tho
addition of a new wing, resoatbd and thoroughly renovated at a cost
of nearly £3,<iO'J. The other places of worship are a Free church,
an Evangelical Union chapel, and two for United Presbyterian
congregations. The town house was built by subscription in 1817,
the late W. Wilson, Esq., nf Cumuock, being a liberal contributor.
The upper part of the building contains a court room and reading
room ; the lower part consists of shops, the rents of which are
applied to purposes of public benefit. There are several well-
attended schools, besides one or two private establishments. At
Giffen, a short distance from the town, are the ruins of the
once stately castle of the Montgomeries ; there is also another
ruin at Hasselhead, and at the top of Cuff hill, a considerable
eminence, is a druidical remain, known by the name of 'â–  Roclmig-
stone." Two large stone coffins, supposed to be likewise of druidical
origin, were discovered here many years ago. The market is held
ou Friday ; and the fairs on the first Fridays in January and
February", and first Friday after the 12th of May (old style), on
the 30th of August, and the first Friday after the 12th November
(old style). The entire parish of Seith (a small portion of which
is in Renfrewshire) contains an'area of 11,222 statute acres, and
in 1871 had a population of 6,233, and in 1881, G,555 ; of this number
4,037 were returned for the town.
POST OFFICE, MAIN STREET,
JOHN SMITH, Post Master.
ARRIVALS.— Letters from (ill parts arrive (from Glasgow) at 7, 9, and 10 a.m.; from England, Ireland, and Scotland at 2-30 p.m.;
and from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and South of Scotland at 6 p.m.
DESPATCHES.— Letters are despatched to Edinburgh. Glasgow, South of Scotland, England, and South of Ireland at 12 noon; fo
Glasgow, North of England, North of Ireland, Paisley, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Saltcoats, and Dairy at 4-50 p.m.; to England, Ireland,
Scotland, foreign and all parts at G-50 p.m. and to Glasgow mid all parts of Scotland at 9-30 p.m. Sundays— To all parts at 2-55 p.m.
Monev Order and Telegraph Office and Savings Baiik.
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