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Riccarton, East Ayrshire

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Riccarton, East Ayrshire

Riccarton is a village and parish in East Ayrshire, Scotland. It lies across the River Irvine from Kilmarnock. The river Irvine divides the parishes of Riccarton and Kilmarnock and the river used to form the boundary between the districts of Kyle and Cunninghame. The origin of the name 'Riccarton' is from a corruption of 'Richard's town'. This Richard was Sir Richard Wallace, uncle of William Wallace.
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS4236
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

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

Riccarton.-- par., Ayrshire, 7550 ac., pop. 7112; P.O.; contains the greater part of town of Hurlford (pop. 3728) and part of the burgh of Kilmarnock (pop. 1940).

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