Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Ayr. You may be able to find further references to Ayr in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Ayr the capital of Ayrshire, is a seaport, a seat of manufacture, and a royal and parliamentary burgh Groome
Ayr a river Groome
Ayr river Bartholomew
Ayr Parliamentary District of Burghs Bartholomew
Ayr and Maybole Railway a railway Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Ayr.

Place Type of entry Source
Barns of Ayr a temporary barrack or encampment Groome
Belleisle seat Bartholomew
Doonholm seat Bartholomew
Doonholm a mansion Groome
Glengaw Burn stream Bartholomew
Mount-Charles a mansion Groome
Mount Oliphant a farm Groome
Rozelle a fine mansion Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Ayr within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 5
Robert Gammage Ayrshire and Renfrewshire 3
James Boswell August 27th to 31st, 1773: Forres to Glen Moriston via Inverness 1
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 1
George Head The Foxdale Mines and the Calf of Man 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Newton upon Ayr 0 2
Alloway 0 2
Prestwick 0 3
St Quivox 0 2
Monkton 0 3
Dalrymple 0 2
Fisherton 0 2
Coylton 0 2
Troon 0 2
Dunure 0 2
Stair 0 2
Symington 0 2
Tarbolton 1 2
Drongan 0 2
Maybole 0 2
Dundonald 0 2
Kirkmichael 0 2
Patna 0 2
Craigie 0 2
Crosshill 0 2