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Barr, South Ayrshire

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Barr, South Ayrshire

Barr is a picturesque village in the South West of Ayrshire, Scotland, located approximately 8 miles from the town of Girvan. There are various opinions as to the origins of the name. The most likely are either Gaelic meaning 'a meeting of water' or Brythonic meaning 'round'. It is believed to have been established in the 17th century by smugglers who needed a safe place close to the secluded bays of the Ayrshire coast while having access to the Raiders Road which runs close by.
Post townGirvan
Administrative CountySouth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNX2794
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01465

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

Barr.-- par. and vil. with ry. sta., S. Ayrsh., 55,190 ac. (314 water), pop. 600; P.O.

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