Ayrshire Towns and Parishes

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Notes on the way through Ayrshire - 100 years ago  


The town of HURLFORD stands on the left bank of the Irvine, less than two miles east of Riccarton. It has a railway station; Established, Free, and Roman Catholic Churches; a large endowed public school; a post office, with telegraph, money order, and savings bank departments; and shops. 

Hurlford 1846

HURLFORD, a village, in the parish of Riccarton, district of Kyle, county of Ayr, 1 mile (E. S. E.) from Kilmarnock; containing 371 inhabitants. This place is seated on the south bank of the river Irvine, over which is a good and substantial bridge, that has lately undergone extensive alteration and repair. The population is chiefly engaged in the coal-works in operation in the parish. The great high-road from Ayr to Edinburgh intersects the village. There is a school, of which the master has a free house and garden, and for which the ground was given by the Duke of Portland.

From:   A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (1846)


Map of Hurlford today

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StreetMap of Hurlford

This Link takes you to the STREET website where you will find a street map of the town as it is today. You can zoom in and out and move around in all directions.


Old Maps of Ayrshire Place Names

This link goes directly to the OLD MAPS website for an Ayrshire Index to detailed old maps of most Ayrshire Towns around 1860. You can explore out to all sides by using the arrows at the top of the page. These maps are ideal for finding the locations of areas such as farms.


1791-99 and 1845 Statistical Accounts



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