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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Maybole within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Maybole, market town, police burgh, and par., Ayrshire - par., 21,993 ac., pop. 6628; town and burgh, 9 miles SW. of Ayr and 393 miles NW. of London by rail, pop. 4474; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. Maybole, as the capital of Carrick, was in the feudal age a place of considerable importance. Among its ancient buildings are the old castle, formerly the town residence of the Cassillis or Ailsa family; the town-house, the remains of the collegiate church (1371), and the house where John Knox debated (1561) with Abbot Quentin Kennedy of the neighbouring Abbey of Crossraguel. The staple industries are now boot and shoe making (with tanning), and the mfr. of agricultural implements; handloom weaving has declined.