Muirkirk  Ayrshire


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

Muirkirk, town and par., E. Ayrshire - par., 3029 ac., pop. 5123; town, on river Ayr, 26 miles E. by N. of Ayr, 50 miles SW. of Edinburgh, and 58 miles SE. of Glasgow by rail, pop. 3470; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; abounds in coal, ironstone, and limestone, and is the seat of an extensive iron manufacture.

Muirkirk through time

Muirkirk 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 Muirkirk itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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