Maybole  Ayrshire


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

Maybole, market town, police burgh, and par., Ayrshire - par., 21,993 ac., pop. 6628; town and burgh, 9 miles SW. of Ayr and 393 miles NW. of London by rail, pop. 4474; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. Maybole, as the capital of Carrick, was in the feudal age a place of considerable importance. ...

Among its ancient buildings are the old castle, formerly the town residence of the Cassillis or Ailsa family; the town-house, the remains of the collegiate church (1371), and the house where John Knox debated (1561) with Abbot Quentin Kennedy of the neighbouring Abbey of Crossraguel. The staple industries are now boot and shoe making (with tanning), and the mfr. of agricultural implements; handloom weaving has declined.

Maybole through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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