- SORNHILL, a village, in the parish of Riccarton, district of Kyle, county of Ayr, 6 miles (E. S. E.) from Kilmarnock; containing 95 inhabitants. This village is situated near the eastern extremity of the parish, and till within the last few years was supposed to form part of the adjacent parish of Galston, with which its population had been invariably returned. It is small, and irregularly built, consisting chiefly of a few cottages inhabited by persons employed in the neighbouring collieries, and in the making of bricks and tiles, for which some extensive works have been recently established in the immediate vicinity.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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Riccarton — RICCARTON, a parish, in the district of Kyle, county of Ayr; containing, with the villages of Hurlford and Sornhill, 3226 inhabitants, of whom nearly 1200 are in the village of Riccarton, ¼ mile (S.) from Kilmarnock. This place, which is of… … A Topographical dictionary of Scotland