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.
Old Cumnock is now part of East Ayrshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Ayrshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Old Cumnock itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Old Cumnock in East Ayrshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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