Ayrshire

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 22, 2012 - Science - 186 pages
Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to Ayrshire by John Foster was first published in 1910. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the county.
 

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Contents

County and Shire The name
1
Size Shape Boundaries
7
Mines and Minerals 8 I
8
Loudoun Hill Plmx Valentine
10
Watersheds and Rivers
14
Geology and Soil
25
Natural History
34
Guillemots nesting on Ailsa Craig
36
Shipping and TradeThe Chief Ports Sea Trade Routes
87
History of the CountyMain Features
92
Rowallan Castle Pbot Valentine
95
I8 AntiquitiesPrehistoric Roman Celtic
97
Arrowhead of Flint found at Lanfine Newmilns
101
The Hunterston Brooch
107
Architecturea Ecclesiastical
108
Crossraguel Abbey Choir and Chapter House Pbot
113

Along the Coast General Features and Topography 4 2
42
Ardneil Bank West Kilbride 4 8
51
Sandbanks Coastal Gains and Losses Lighthouses
53
Ailsa Craig Pbot Valentine
59
IO Climate and Rainfall
60
AgricultureArable Pastoral Woodland Areas
68
Ayrshire Cow Pbot Sport and General Illus Co
71
Industries and Manufactures
75
Nobels Works Ardeer
79
i5 Fisheries and Fishing Stations
84
Ballantrae Harbour Pbor Valentine
86
Hessilhead Castle from the North
121
Architectureb Military Castles
123
Architectured Domestic Famous Seats
125
Blairquhan Castle
127
CommunicationsPast and Present Roads Railways
132
Administration and Divisions Ancient and Modern
136
The Roll of Honour
139
James Boswell
140
William Murdoch Inventor of Gas Lighting 14 6
146
6 The Chief Towns and Villages of Ayrshire
148
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