Afton Bridgend

East Ayrshire

Lying immediately to the southeast of New Cumnock (East Ayrshire), Afton Bridgend developed as a separate settlement on the right bank of the Afton Water but is now a section of that village. At the heart of the East Ayrshire coalfield, a public housing estate was built here in the 1950s, on the slopes of Cairn Hill, while a new housing scheme was added rather later to house communities displaced by open cast mining activities.

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