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Dreghorn


North Ayrshire

A large village in North Ayrshire, Dreghorn lies 3 miles (5 km) east of Irvine, between the River Irvine and the Annick Water. It developed in the 19th century in association with coal mining and the manufacture of bricks and was the birthplace in 1845 of John Boyd Dunlop, inventor of the pneumatic tyre. Dreghorn had a railway station on a line between Crosshouse and Irvine between 1848 and 1964. The village was included in the designated area for the New Town of Irvine and greatly expanded as a result, with the Irvine Development Corporation building a public housing scheme 1969-71.


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