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Girvan, South Ayrshire

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Girvan, South Ayrshire

Administrative CountySouth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNX1897
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

Other names by which Girvan, South Ayrshire has been known in the past

Girvan and Portpatrick Railway The ~ Girvan Water Of ~ Water Of Girvan

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

Girvan, seaport town and par., Ayrshire, at mouth of Water of Girvan, 21½ miles SW. of Ayr, 45 NE. of Portpatrick, and 62 SW. of Glasgow by rail -- par., 14,580 ac., pop. 5480; town, pop. 4505; P.O., T.O., 5 Banks. Market-day, Monday. Girvan has beautiful environs and excellent facilities for sea-bathing, and it attracts many summer visitors. The harbour has been much improved of late years, and the exports of coal, chiefly to Belfast, are considerable. Handloom weaving (mainly of coarse cotton fabrics) is still carried on, though to a much less extent than formerly; but the winter herring fishery is now the principal industry.

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