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Crosshill, a village in Kirkmichael parish, Ayrshire, and a quoad sacra parish partly also in Kirkoswald and Maybole parishes. The village stands on the left bank of Girvan Water, 3 miles SE of Maybole, and 2¾ NE of Kilkerran station. Chiefly consisting of a long regular street of one-story houses, running at right angles from the river, it has a post office under Maybole, with money order and savings' bank departments, a principal inn, an Established church (1838), a Free church, and a school. The quoad sacra parish, constituted in 1853, is in the presbytery of Ayr and synod of Glasgow and Ayr; its two public schools, Crosshill and Kilkerran Hillside, with respective accommodation for 270 and 61 children, had (1880) an average attendance of 159 and 52, and grants of £125, 14s. and £39, 3s. Pop. of village (1841) 1163, (1861) 1107, (1871) 835, (1881) 740; of q.s. parish (1871) 1372, (1881) 1284, of whom 1006 were in Kirkmichael.—Ord. Sur., sh. 14, 1863.

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