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Auchinleck, East Ayrshire

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Auchinleck, East Ayrshire

Auchinleck is a village five miles south-east of Mauchline, and a couple of miles north-west of Cumnock in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Near the village (Auchinleck Estate) is Auchinleck House, past home of the lawyer, diarist and biographer James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck. Auchinleck has much been associated with the coal mining industry and the village was expanded after WWII with the addition of a number of houses referred to as Back Rogerton.
Post townCUMNOCK
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS5521
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01290
Populationest. 3,650 (2006)
 

Other names by which Auchinleck, East Ayrshire has been known in the past

Achadhnan Leac

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

Auchinleck, par., town, and seat, Kyle dist., S. Ayrshire, on Lugar water, 2 miles NW. of Cumnock by rail -- par., 24,129 ac. (165¾ water), pop. 6681; town, pop. 1528; P.O., T.O.

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