Ardrossan  Ayrshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ardrossan like this:

Ardrossan, par., seaport, and watering-place, NW. Ayrshire, 32 miles SW. of Glasgow by rail -- par., 7341 ac., pop. 7777; town, pop. 4036; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. It has a good harb., and carries on fishing and a large export trade in coal and iron; shipbuilding is the principal industry; steamers ply to Ayr, Glasgow, Arran, Belfast, Newry, and various foreign ports. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix..

Ardrossan through time

Ardrossan is now part of North Ayrshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Ayrshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ardrossan itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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