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Turnpike 40

 

Description

B7024 from Ayr by Alloway and Culroy to Maybole. For the branches south to Girvan go to T40a and T40b.

In the Road Acts

1774: The road from Ayr by Maybole to Girvan, which road divides at the Redbrae near Maybole into two branches, one of which [a] goes by Kirkoswald and the other [b] by Garpine Bridge and Dailly.
1805: The road from Ayr by Maybole to Girvan, passing through the parishes of Ayr, Maybole, Kirkoswald, Kirkmichael, Dailly and Girvan, which road divides at the Red Brae near Maybole into two branches, one of which [a] goes by Kirkoswald, Dalwhat, Drumbeg, Curra and Chapeldonan, where it joins the old shore road between Ayr and Girvan; and the other branch [b] by Garpin Bridge and Dailly.
1827: The road from Ayr by Maybole to Girvan, which road divides at Duncanland near Maybole into two branches, one of which [a] goes by Kirkoswald, Dalquhat, Drumbeg, Curra, and Chappledonan to Girvan, having a branch [c] from Kirkoswald toll bar to the road from Ayr by Thomaston to Drumbeg near Morrieston, and the other [b] by Garpin Bridge and Dailly, passing through the parishes of Ayr, Maybole, Kirkoswald, Kirkmichael, Dailly and Girvan.
1827: To widen that part of the road leading from Ayr by Maybole to Girvan, at the Cow Vennal at the town head of Ayr, in the parish of Ayr.

MS Summary

Ayr 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8.

The first stone is a direction stone where the roads divide at St. Leonard's Church in Ayr. On the left face it shows the distance to Maybole by Monkwood Bridge [T85]: 8½ miles. On the right face is the distance to Maybole by Alloway Bridge [T40]: 7½ miles. On the top is the distance to Ayr: 1 mile.

Photos: D McClure April 2003.

Ayr 2

Maybole 6½ Girvan 19.

 

Photos: D. McClure April 2003.

Ayr 3

Maybole 5½

 

Photo: D McClure April 2003.

 

Ayr 4

Maybole 4½

 

Photo: D McClure July 2003.

 

Ayr 7

Maybole 1½

 

Photo: D McClure July 2003.

 

Ayr 8

Maybole ½

 

Photos: D McClure May 2003.

 
 

Turnpike 40

 

 

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