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"Riccarton.-- par., Ayrshire, 7550 ac., pop. 7112; P.O.; contains the greater part of town of Hurlford (pop. 3728) and part of the burgh of Kilmarnock (pop. 1940)."

John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887


Presbyterian / Unitarian
Riccarton, Church of Scotland
Roman Catholic
St Paul, Hurlford, Roman Catholic

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Church History

The current Parish Church was built in 1823, on a piece of land known as 'The Seat of Judgement', or moothill. It is a plain, but substantial looking edifice, adorned with a spire. The old churchyard which occupies a site on the other side of the road, is the burial place of the Cuninghames of Caprington, and the Campbells of Treesbanks, descendants of the noble house of Cessnock.


Description and Travel

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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