Crosshill is a small village located 3 miles south east of Maybole.
In 1884, Frances Groome described it as, ‘Crosshill, a village in Kirkmichael parish…partly also in Kirkoswald and Maybole parishes…chiefly consisting of a long regular street of one-story houses, running at right angles from the river, it has a post office…with money order and savings’ bank departments, a principal inn, an established church, a free church, and a school.’
The village was first settled by Irish immigrants, who were self-employed in hand-looming, or weaving. They built many single-storey cottages, several of which can still be found on Dalhowan Street.
The scenic countryside surrounding Crosshill has several established routes for walking, cycling or running.
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