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Afton Bridgend, Ayrshire

Historical Description

AFTON-BRIDGEND, a village, in the parish of NEW CUMNOCK, district of KYLE, county of AYR; containing 261 inhabitants. This village is situated on the banks of the Afton, a small stream tributary to the river Nith, into which, flowing northward through Glen-Afton, it merges near New Cumnock. The Afton gives name to a barony, wherein is a lead-mine. The parochial church is between the villages of Afton-Bridgend and New Cumnock.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis


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CountyEast Ayrshire
Postal districtKA18
Post TownCumnock