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Comman Eachdraidh Charraige

The village lies by the Water of Girvan in an attractive setting now popular with hill walkers.

The name suggests Northumbrian origins which is supported by the parish church being dedicated to St Cuthbert. It is a CategoryA-Listed building of architectural and historic significance. While the main part of the church dates from the 18th century, it has a pre-Reformation aisle with a traceried window indicating links with Crossraguel Abbey. Below it is a fine, arched tomb with effigies of a man and woman in repose. The arch contains the arms of John Kennedy of Blairquhan (d. 1501) who adapted the South Transept as his chantry chapel in 1475. A particular masons mark gives a solid connection to Crossraguel as does the cross with cross-crosslets on the apex of the gable.