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Drongan, East Ayrshire

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Drongan, East Ayrshire

Drongan, a former mining village, is situated on the western edge of Ayrshire, some 8 miles from Ayr and 8 miles from Cumnock and has a population of 3,168. The earliest references to Drongan lands are to be found in documents dating to the 14th Century. In the 1390s these lands were granted to the Craufurds whose stronghold for 250 years was Drongan Castle. The remains of the Castle can be seen on Drongan Mains Farm.
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS4418
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

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

Drongan, mining vil. with ry. sta., in co. and 9 m. SE. of Ayr; P.O.; in vicinity is D. Ho.; also, a ruined tower, once the residence of a branch of the Crawford family.

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