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Haef Weg – Being West Kilbride

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Portencross, The Great Haffue?

We have recently been looking at the origin of Halfway Street, or the Haef Weg. In this 19th Century map we see that Halfway extended all the way to Portencross Castle and the harbour. Where do we get the idea that Halfway derives from Haef Weg or “the way to the sea”? In old Norse the

How Old is the Main Street?

We have  discovered that our Kilbride became a distinguishable separate parish when we were separated from our mother Parish church to the North of Lamlash in 1567. We have also discovered that the name Kilbride first came into use for our church lands in 1337 when these lands, along with a large chunk of Arran