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Patna, East Ayrshire

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Patna, East Ayrshire

Patna, population 3,500, is a village in East Ayrshire, Scotland, straddling the traditional districts of Carrick and Kyle. It was established in 1802 by William Fullarton to provide housing for workers on the coalfields of his estate. Fullarton's father had worked as an employee of the British East India Company, and the town is named after the city of Patna in India.
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS4110
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

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

Patna, vil. with ry. sta., Dalmellington and Straiton pars., and quoad sacra par., partly also in Dalrymple and Kirkmichael pars., Ayrshire - quoad sacra par., pop. 1179; vil., on river Doon, 10 miles SE. of Ayr, pop. 603; P.O.; is situated in a mineral field rich in coal and ironstone.

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