The village of Kirkmichael lies three miles east of Maybole and started life as the focus of a well populated rural parish served by its church. Today, it is a largely white harled small village set amid the rolling hills of South Ayrshire, a ten-mile drive south of central Ayr.
Its origins date back to the 13th century, when John de Gemmelstoun founded a church beside the Dyrock Burn here, which he dedicated to St. Michael. For much of its early life, the village was called Kirkmichael of Gemilston after its founder, but the name was eventually simplified. The village church dates back to 1787, although the surrounding churchyard reflects its much greater age. The attractive lich gate leading to it only dates back to 1702, according to the inscription on its bell. It was intended to accommodate mourners at funerals.
Kirkmichael focuses on two intersecting streets, largely occupied by white cottages built for hand-weavers in the 1790s. The most unusual building is the red stone McCosh Hall on Patna Road. This serves as the village hall and in 1898 was gifted to the village by James McCosh, President of Princeton University, whose family came from this part of Ayrshire. At the junction of Patna Road and Straiton Road lies the white-painted Kirkmichael Arms, a long one-storey village inn.
There is, as is evident, a lot of history still evident in the layout and architecture of the village, and the pace and confusion of ‘modern’ life has not quite disturbed it yet. It is, however, just as prone to accidents as anywhere else in the UK. And while solicitors based there are very good, they may lack the specialist knowledge and experience you may be looking for. Injury claim in Kirkmichael solicitors are not exactly common.
Accident Advice Helpline have built up a reputation for being able to provide specialist solicitors, including injury claim in Kirkmichael lawyers, and this is because we have some of the finest solicitors in the land working for us in-house. Working on a no win no fee* basis, your injury claim in Kirkmichael solicitor is ready and available to fight your corner right up until the final whistle.
For one of Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors to be able to represent you, certain criteria have to be met;
- The accident can not have happened more than three years ago;
- You must not have been to blame for the accident; and
- You need to have had medical attention of some kind for your injuries.
If you can meet the three points listed above, then you may well have a legitimate injury claim in Kirkmichael. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to see how we can help.
Date Published: 28th September 2013
Author: David Brown