Ayrshire Towns and Parishes

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Picture with the permission of Hugh Douglas and the Maybole Community Website.


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Google Map of Minishant



Notes on the way through Ayrshire - 100 years ago 

The village of MINISHANT is on the new Ayr Road, three and a half miles north of the town, near the river Doon. It has a public school, a post office, a smithy, a joiner’s shop, a woollen factory, and Cassillis Railway Station less than a mile off. Auchendrane Castle, re-built, stands near it. 


Map of Minishant today

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


StreetMap of Minishant

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



Minishant Web Sites


Old Minishant

"Minishant is situated about two miles north of Maybole -a charming, straggling village in the lee of Brown Carrick Hill. Henrietta and Hugh Douglas have dug deeply into the past to uncover details of the days when this was the granary of the monks of Crossraguel Abbey........"



Minishant Books


Ayrshire Books

Help needed to source old pictures, postcards or photographs, interesting articles or the history of Minishant. If you would like to help please contact me at email address below  






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