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Meikle Auchengree

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Location type: Village
Location address: United Kingdom
Number of texts: 1
3 stars
Made by | Reference Rosser1954 | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Meikle Auchengree is 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi)east of Glengarnock in Dalry parish. The hamlet is situated at the north end of the Auchengree Road which runs between the B777 and the A737 roads. The settlement is today a mixture of farms, small-holdings and residential properties. Its most distinctive building is that of the former Auchengree Engine Works, a mid Victorian factory building on the eastern side of the Auchengree Road. The Auchengree Farm has a farm shop selling local produce, the only shop in the hamlet. A community hall is shared with the neighbouring hamlet of Longbar situated near the junction with the B777, at the Auchengree Bridge. The Auchengree Bridge is a simple stone arch that crosses the Powgree Burn. On the opposite bank of the burn from the hall stood the Auchengree Foundry; one of the earliest in an area once famous for its iron and steel making. The foundry once exploited the ironstones that were easily quarried from the banks of the Powgree Burn.

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