Loudoun  Ayrshire


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.

Loudoun through time

Loudoun 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 Loudoun itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Loudoun in East Ayrshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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