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Maybole, South Ayrshire

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Maybole, South Ayrshire

Maybole is a burgh of barony and police burgh of South Ayrshire, Scotland. Pop. (2001) 4,552. It is situated 9 miles south of Ayr and 50 miles southwest of Glasgow by the Glasgow and South Western Railway. It is an ancient place, having received a charter from Donnchadh, Earl of Carrick in 1193.
Administrative CountySouth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS2909
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

Maybole, South Ayrshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Maybole, market town, police burgh, and par., Ayrshire - par., 21,993 ac., pop. 6628; town and burgh, 9 miles SW. of Ayr and 393 miles NW. of London by rail, pop. 4474; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. Maybole, as the capital of Carrick, was in the feudal age a place of considerable importance. Among its ancient buildings are the old castle, formerly the town residence of the Cassillis or Ailsa family; the town-house, the remains of the collegiate church (1371), and the house where John Knox debated (1561) with Abbot Quentin Kennedy of the neighbouring Abbey of Crossraguel. The staple industries are now boot and shoe making (with tanning), and the mfr. of agricultural implements; handloom weaving has declined.

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