- Ardwell Mains 1797 Stewartry of Kirkcudbright / by John Ainslie [Newman.645]
- Ardwell Mains 1821 John THOMSON – Kirkcudbright-Shire [Bottom section] [EMS.s.712(7)]
- Ardwall Mains 1854 [1850-51] OS 6 inch 1st edn KCB 41
Elements: en Ardwall + SSE mains ‘the home farm of an estate, cultivated for the proprietor; the outbuildings of a farm, as distinct from the farmhouse; specif. that part of them occupied as the sleeping quarters of the farm servants’
Name Book entry: “A farm house and out houses (including a thrashing machine) in good repair, with a considerable farm of land attached. Occupied by John McKenna The property of Jas. Oswald Esq of Auchencruive.” OS1/20/120/4
This entry is still in draft and has yet to be proofed. There are links to the sources of historical forms of the name, where spellings can be checked.