In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Old Cumnock like this:
Cumnock, market town with ry. sta., Auchinleck and Old Cumnock pars., E. Ayrshire, on r. Lugar, 17 m. E. of Ayr, 49½ S. of Glasgow, and 61½ SW. of Edinburgh, pop. 3345; P.O., T.O., called Old Cumnock, 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday; has mfrs. of tweeds and other woollen stuffs, pottery, and dairy and agricultural implements, but the chief industry is mining. In the churchyard Alexander Peden, "Prophet Peden, " the Covenanter (1628-1686), lies buried.
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 Old Cumnock 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 Old Cumnock and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Old Cumnock in East Ayrshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st December 2014
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