New Farm Loch

New Farm Loch

The large New Farm Loch estate to the North East of Kilmarnock was created in the late 1960s by a number of builders to accommodate the growing population of Kilmarnock. Its name indicates it was built in the vicinity of the loch behind New Farm Loch Farm, which was once popular as a curling rink but has long since been drained. The estate was built on the lands of South Dean Farm, New Farm Loch Farm, and parts of Whinpark Farm and West Wardlaw Farm. The latter two still survive, and South Dean Farm is retained in the name of South Dean Road, along which it sat. The working class estate is a warren of streets, split by a central carriageway named Grassyards Road. One side of the road is known locally as 'The Courts' built by Scottish Special Housing and is famous for its curious and erratic numbering system which is despised by confused Royal Mail postmen and women.{{Fact|date=October 2007}

The Kay Park, Dean Park and Kilmarnock Cemetery are all close by. The town's only Roman Catholic High School is also situated in New Farm Loch and has been re-built. Two churches were built in the estate: [St. Kentigern's Parish Church ] is a Church of Scotland church, and St. Matthew's is a Roman Catholic church. St Matthew's website address is

Bus services are frequent to the town centre. New Farm has schools such as Silverwood Primary, New Farm Primary (now demolished) and Park School (for special needs children). There are two secondary schools in New Farm Loch the James Hamilton Academy and St. Joseph Roman Catholic School.

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