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Cumnock

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Cumnock is a town in East Ayrshire, Scotland. The town sits at the confluence of the Glaisnock Water and the Lugar Water. There are three neighbouring housing projects which lie just outside the town boundaries, Craigens, Logan and Netherthird, with the former ironworks settlement of Lugar also just outside the town, contributing to a population of around 13,000 in the immediate locale. A new housing development, Knockroon, was granted planning permission on 9 December 2009 by East Ayrshire Council.HistoryEarly CumnockEtymologyThe name, "Cumnock" has been debated over the years and several interpretations have been offered. Com-cnoc, (hollow of the hills)Com-oich, (meeting of the waters)Cam-cnoc, (crooked hill)Cumanag, (little shrine)Early HistoryThis part of Ayrshire has seen human settlement for over 5,000 years. There are to be found, many Bronze Age burial sites around the nearby area.Mediaeval HistoryIt is believed that a place of worship has existed in Cumnock's Square for over 1,100 years, though the earliest records begin in about 1275. The patron saint of Cumnock is Saint Conval. James IV created the Burgh of Cumnock.
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