Guide to the Glasgow & Ayshire Railway; With Descriptions of the Glasgow and Greenock Railways

Guide to the Glasgow & Ayshire Railway; With Descriptions of the Glasgow and Greenock Railways : To Ayr and Its Environs, and to the Land of Burns ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...Parliament. Population considerably upwards of 6,000. In the tract of low ground on the left, which is under tillage, we gerceive Blacklinn's farm steading, and in the distance, glinton woods, extending to several hundred acres. On the right, the ground 1s cultivated, and the prospect extensive. In the distance we perceive the village of Stevenston, situate on an eminence. It consists chiefly of one street, half a mile long, and derives its name from Stephen or Steven, who settled here, having obtained a irant of lands from Richard de Morville, the constable of cotland, who died in 1189. The Church, grevious to the Reformation, belonged to the monks of ilwinning. The population is about 2,000; a considerable proportion of whom are employed in weaving, and at the numerous coal works in the vicinit. About a mile south-west from gtevenston, we observe the summit of Saltcoats steeple, and within a short distance of the line, Fairley-bog farm steading, ornamented with trees. On the left is Stobbs farm stea ing; the line proceeds along a high embankment, in which is a viaduct for the railway, extending from the coal works of the Earl of Eglinton and Wintoun, at Doura, Fergushill, and Dirrans, to Ardrossan. Also, on the left is Longford farm steading, whose situation is below the level of the sea. From this point, in the same direction, we catch a glimpse of the tower of Eglinton Castle, with its flag, situate at no great distance, among extensive umbrageous woods, the seat of the Right Hon. the Earl of Eglinton and Wintoun. The Castle, which was built about forty years since, is surrounded by extensive pleasure grounds, andis one of the most splendid mansions in the kingdom. The entrance hall is spacious, and beautifully fitted up, more

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  • English
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  • 9781236955364