Place:Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotland


Coordinates55.583°N 4.484°W
Located inAyrshire, Scotland

Note: There is also a Riccarton Village in the former parish of Currie, Midlothian (now in West Lothian Council Area).

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Riccarton is a village and parish in East Ayrshire, Scotland. It lies across the River Irvine from Kilmarnock. The river Irvine divides the parishes of Riccarton and Kilmarnock and the river used to form the boundary between the districts of Kyle and Cunninghame. The origin of the name 'Riccarton' is from a corruption of 'Richard's town'. This Richard was Sir Richard Wallace, uncle of William Wallace.


source: Family History Library Catalog

Source:Kilmarnock and Riccarton Post-Office Directory, 1846-47

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