In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Loudoun like this:
Loudoun, par., Ayrshire, on river Irvine, 15,486 ac., pop. 5239; contains part of the town of Galston and part of the town of Newmilns; Loudoun Castle, seat of the Earl of Loudoun, has extensive grounds, the "Loudoun's bonny woods and braes" of Tannahill's song; Loudoun Hill, a conical eminence, 1034 ft. high, was the scene of a victory by Robert Bruce over the English in 1307.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Loudoun has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Ayrshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Loudoun and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Loudoun in East Ayrshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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