The parish includes the site of Riccarton Castle (in Fleming Street) where Malcolm Wallace, father of William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland, was reputed to have been born. The parish also boasts Caprington Castle, a 19th century pastiche.
An 1837 description of Kilmarnock, Riccarton, and Kilmaurs, including a listing of the key personalities of the towns, is given in this extract from Pigot's Directory for Ayrshire. The transcript was provided by Keith Muirhead from Queensland.
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