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DIRECTORY
DALMELLINGTON
AYRSHIRE
FARMERS— continued.
M'Adam Andrew (liolrs of), Claim
Murdoch James, Chalmerston
Thnrn James, Dalharco, Patna
Walker John & William, Mossilale
Walker William, Esq. j.p. Bellsbank
Woodburn Mrs. — , Druingrange
FIRE, &c. OFFICE AGENTS.
City of Glasgow— Rnbt. Mnstard, Dunaskin
Edinburgh (life) — Alexander S. Glass, Dal-
mellington
Insurance Company of Scotland (fire) —
William Wyllie, Dalmelliugtou
Scottish Equitable— John Walker, Dal-
mellington
Standard (life)— William Park, Dunaskin
FLESHERS.
Cron Robert, Dalmellington
Dempster Mrs. — , Dalmellington
Dalmellington lion Co.'s Stores, Waterside,
Craig Mark, Kerse, Lethan Hill & Benwhat
Gibson Mary Ann, Dalmellington
Matbieson John, Dalmellington
Rosa William, Dalniellingtou
GROCERS & DEALERS IN SUNDRIES.
Auld James, Dalmellington
Blackwood William, Dalmellington
Crawford Hugh, Dalmellington
Crombio William, Dalmellington
Cron Robert, Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co.'s Stores, Waterside,
Craig Mark, Kerse, Lethan Hill & Benwhat
Dalmellington Working Men's Co-operative
Society, Dalmellington — Donald Fraser,
manager
Gault Robert, Dalmellington
Ganlt Thomas, Dalmellington
Jamieson Jane, Dalmellington
M'Favlane John, Dalmellington
Mathieson John, Dalmellington
Moffatt David, Dalmellington
Murdoch James, Dalmellington
Prentico Adam, Dalmelliugtou
Rennie James, Dalmellington
Scott John, Dalmellington
Stewart Matthew, Dalmellington
INNKEEPERS & VINTNERS.
Aitkeu William (Railway Hotel), Dalmel-
liugtou j
Brown William (Black Bull and Cross Keys
Hotels), Daluiellitigton
Coates James, Dalmellington [lington
Cochrane James (Eglinton Hotel), Dalinel-
M'Whirter William, Dalmelliugtou
Napier Alex. (Doou Tavern), Dalmellington
IRON & COAL WORKS.
Dalmellington Iron Co. (throe miles from
Dalmelliugton),Ayrshirc-Mr. Jno. Hunter,
managing partner
LIBRARIES.
Dalmellington Iron "Works Library!
Waterside— William Watson, librarian
Library & Reading Room, Dalmellington—
Mary Guthrie, librarian
LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPERS.
Bain John, Dalmellington
Brown Mm. — , Dalmellington
Clark John, Dalmellington
Dalmellington Iron Co.'s Stores, Waterside,
Craig Mark, Kerse, Lethan Hill & Benwhat
Galloway Alexander & Co. Dalmellington
M'Gill John, Dalmellington
M'Knight Samuel, Dalmellington
Murray & Co. Dalmellington
Smith Hector, Dalmellington
MILLINERS & DRESSMAKERS.
Clark John, Dalmellington
Galloway Alexander & Co. Dalmellington
Guthrie Mary, Dalmellington
Heron Jessie, Dalmellingtou
M'Gill John, Dalmellington
Murray & Co. Dalmellington
Rennie Janet, Dalmellington
Smith Hectcr, Dalmellington
SURGEONS.
M'Lachlan Robert, m.b.,c.m. Dalmellington
Maclachlan William, h.d. Doonbauk
TAILORS & CLOTHIERS.
Bain John, Dalmellington
M'Gaw William, Dalmellington
M'Gill John, Dalmellingmn
M'Knight William, Dalmellington
Murray A Co. Dalmellington
Smith Hector, Dalinollington
MISCELLANEOUS.
Bell James, miller, Dalmellington
Brown Thornas, forester, Craigengillan, Dal-
melling.ou
Gavin Alexander, cashier, Hillhead,Dunaskin
Gibson John & Sous, stonemasons, Dalmel-
lington [mellington
Hunter Thomas, gardner, Craigengillan, Dal-
Mnrduch James, blacksmith, Dalmellington
Murray John, china, &c. dealer, Dalmelling-
ton
Paterson William, manager, Dunaskin
l'reutico Win. watchmaker, Dalmellington
Rae John, missionary, Dunaskin
Scott John, graiu dealer, Dalmelliugton
Smith David, under-ground manager, Dnn
as kin
Thomson H. D. gamekeeper, Craigengillan,
Dalmellington
Walker J. P. assistant manager, Ardoon,
Dunaskin [lington
Wyllie William, druggist & registrar, Dalmel-
Public Buildings, Offices, &c.
PLACES OF WORSHIP
AND THEIR MINISTERS.
Established Church — Rev. Goorge S«
Hendrie
Free Church— Rev. Dngald Campbell
Morrisonian Church— Rev. Robert Steel
Rohan Catholic Chapel— Rev. Frederick
Letters
Eglinton Hall, Dalmellington— James Coch-
rane, proprietor
Gas Light Company, Dalmellington — William
Stewart, treasurer ; Martin M'Gill, mangr
Parochial Board, Dalmellington— Alexander
S. Glass, inspector of poor, collector of
rates & clerk to the Local Authority
Police Station — Peter M'Pherson, sergeant
School Board, Dalmellington— John Hunter,
Esq. j.p. chairman; Alexander Gavin,
clerk & treasurer
Temperance Society, Dalmellington — Rev.
Robert Steel, president
CONVEYANCE BY RAILWAY,
ON THE AYR AND DALMELLINGTON BRANCH
OF THE GLASGOW AND SOUTH-WESTERN LINE.
Station, Dalmellington — Andrew Morris,
collector
Station, Waterside and Dalmellington
Iron Works Station — J. Reid, collector
DALEY AND NEIGHBOURHOOD.
DALRY is a parish in the district of Cnnninghame ; the town is G9
miles w. by s. from Edinburgh, 25(22 by rail) s.w. of Glasgow, 16
s.s.w. of Paisley, 5 s.w. of Beith, 4 k. of Kilwinning, and 7 n. of Salt-
coats; pleasantly situated on a rising ground, surrounded by the
rivers Caaf, Ryo and Garnock, which ran in different directions
near the village. The town consists of twelve streets, three of
which diverge from a centre, forming a small square ; many of the
houses are well built, the shops are neat, the town is lighted with gas,
and supplied with gravitation water at a cost of £9,0H0, capable of
affording 130,000 gallons per day, and the sanitary arrangements
aru advantageously carried out by the local authorities. The
branches of manufacture existing in tho town and parish are those
of worsted spiuning (extensively carried on by Messrs. Biggart &
Co. Limited, Bridgend Mills), and handloom weaving, in which
many of both sexes are employed. Two banks have been estab-
lished in tho town, and lime, coal, and ironstone" abound in the
neighbourhood. One limestone quarry at Auchin.-keith, two miles
from Dairy, has beeu reported by scientific men to be particularly
rich in geological remains. There are several public houses, and
throe hotels. Near to Dairy are extensive works belonging to the
Eglinton Iron Co., but altLough a large number of hands are em-
ployed, the traders in the town derive little advantage from their
expenditure as tho company havo opened a large store from which
every necessary is served out to their workmen at fair prices.
To the west is a beautiful natural cascade, which has a curious and
singular appearance during the continuance of irost. In the centre
of the town there was erected a few years ago, at a considerable
expense, a very handsome granite fountain, presi nted by Thomas
Biggart, Esq., of Baidland Hill, for the use ot the inhabitants.
Two miles from Dairy is Blair House, an ancient pile of architec-
ture, regarded as the oldest inhabited mansion in Scotland which
has not beeu re-built, a portion of which retains tho date of 1203,
though tho original tower even dates back to 1130. Both the exterior
and interior are remarkable for their ancient appearance, and are
in splendid preservation, the walls being rf au extraordinary thick-
ness. To facilitate communication from ouo part of the house to
another, a passage four feet wido and thirty feet long was cut
through a wall fourteen feet in thickness, and though the under-
taking was refused by several contractors, was successfully executed
under the direction of Captain W. F. Blair, r.n., the present resi-
dent, who courteously permits strangers to inspect the beautifully
laid out grounds and his fine museum of foreign and British
curiosities. Here is also a cave, evidently the work of nature, and
well deserving the examination of visitors to this district ; it is
about 103 feet in length, and from 5 to 12 feet in height ; tbe roof is
encrusted with petrefactions, and over the entrance projects a vast
rock, 30 feet by 27. The interior resembles Gothic arched work,
and near the middle it expands into a spacious chamber, 35 ft. long
by 12 broad, and 12 feet in height. In former times a popular
superstition peopled it with elves ; it accordingly received the
appellation of -'elph-house ;" in later days, under the arbitrary reign
of Charles II., it afforded a refuge to the covenanters of this parish
from the violence of their infuriated persecutors. In Dairy parish
is also Camphill and Routingburn, where the Scottish army is said
to have encamped previous to the battle of Largs, in 1203. Dairy
bestows the title of Baron upon the eldest son of the Earl of
Glasgow. Among the places of worship is the Established church —
rebuilt and considerably enlarged, at a cost of nearly .£(>, 000; the
style is Gothic, designed and superintended by Mr. David Thomson,
architect, Glasgow ; it is surmounted by a lofty spire, aud altogether
its general appearance is very attractive. There are also an
auxiliary church of the Establishment, a Free church, a United
Presbyterian church, and a Roman Catholic chapel. There are
several public schools, one of which, formerly the parochial school,
but now known as the West End Public School, has been consider-
ably enlarged, at a cost of £3,000. and will accommodate about 700
children. The weekly market is held on Thursday, aud the annual
fair on the last day of July. Acreage of parish, 19,284; population
in 1871, 10.885; in ]881, 10,215; of the hitter number 5,010 wero
returned as belonging to the town.
POST OFFICE, New Street, William Alexander, Post Master.— Letters arrive from all parts of Scotland, England, Ireland and
foreign at 8-25 a.m.; from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and South of Scotland at 3-5 and 6-20 p.m.; and are despatched to Edinburgh,
Glasgow, and South of Scotland at 7-40 and 11-50 a.m. ; to Edinburgh, Glasgow, England, Ireland, and foreign at 2-2U p.m. ; to North of
Scotland, North of Ireland, Paisley, Kilmarnock, Ayr and Ardrossan at 5-10 p.m. ; to England, Irelaud, foreign and all parts at 7-10 p.m.
Sundays.— To all uarts at 2-10 p,m. B^s" Money 'Order and TclcnranU Office and Savings £ank.\
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