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Ardwell House

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Ardwell, an estate, with a mansion and with various places of its own name, in Stoneykirk parish, Wigtownshire. It extends across the peninsula between Luce Bay and the Irish Sea; has its mansion about ½ mile from Luce Bay and 9 miles SE of Portpatrick; and contains Mains of Ardwell near the mansion, Ardwell Mill 2 miles to the N, Lower Ardwell 1½ mile to the WNW, High Ardwell 1½ mile to the W, South Ardwell 2 miles to the SW, and Ardwell Bay and Ardwell Point, on the Irish Sea, 2½ miles to the WSW. An ancient moat lies to the E of the mansion; and some remains of Caledonian antiquities, variously megalithic and military, are in other parts. Ardwell Inn has a post office under Stranraer; and Ardwell School, under the parochial board of Stoneykirk, with accommodation for 160 children, had (1879) an average attendance of 105, and a grant of £95,10s.

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