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Beith, North Ayrshire

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Beith, North Ayrshire

Beith is a small town situated in the Garnock Valley in North Ayrshire, Scotland approximately 20-miles south-west of Glasgow. The town is situated on the crest of a hill and was known originally as the "Hill o' Beith" (hill of the birches) after its Court Hill.
Post townBEITH
Administrative CountyNorth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS3453
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01505
Populationest. 6,210 (2006)
 

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

Beith, par. and market town, N. Ayrshire, 17¾ miles SW. of Glasgow by rail -- par., 11,222 ac., pop. 6555; town, pop. 4037; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Friday. It has mfrs. of cottons, woollens, and linen-thread.

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