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New Cumnock, East Ayrshire

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New Cumnock, East Ayrshire

New Cumnock is a town in East Ayrshire, Scotland. It expanded during the coal-mining era from the late 18th century, and mining remained its key industry until its pits were shut in the 1980s. The town is 5.7 miles south-east of Cumnock, and 21 miles east of Ayr.
Post townCumnock
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS6113
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Population2,884
 

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

Cumnock ~ Cumnock New

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

Cumnock, New, par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Ayrshire, at the confluence of the Afton Water and the Nith, 5½ miles SE. of Cumnock and 21½ miles SE. of Kilmarnock -- par., 48,096 ac., pop. 3781; vil., pop. 1265; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; is rich in minerals.

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