Midlothian

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Dalkeith Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Dalkeith, a market and post town and parish of Scotland, 7 miles S.E. from Edinburgh. The town is tolerably well built, and has a church, a market-place with a fine market-hall, several chapels, a scientific institute, various banks, and a new corn-exchange. It is considered that the market held here for grain, on every Thursday, is one of the largest and most important of the kind in Scotland. The duke of Buccleuch has a fine seat in the vicinity, known as Dalkeith Abbey. Mar. D. Mon. and Thurs. Pop. of par. 6500 : of town, 5396. It is a station on the North British Railway, and is also a telegraph station.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

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Dalhousie Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

The west front of Dalhousie Castle near Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland. Attribution: Roger W Haworth

The west front of Dalhousie Castle near Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland. Attribution: Roger W Haworth

Dalhousie, a village of Scotland, 8 miles S. E. from Edinburgh, with a station on the Edinburgh and Hawick branch of the North British Railway, 9 miles by rail from Edinburgh. Near it is Dalhousie Castle.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

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Duddingston Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Duddingston, a parish and village in the county of Edinburgh, Scotland. The village is about two miles E. from its post town, Edinburgh, situated on the Firth of Forth. The town of Portobello, a watering place much frequented in the summer months, is comprehended within the limits of the parish, and contains the nearest mone ord. off. The parish church, built in the Norman style of architecture, and presenting a picturesque appearance, stands at the base of Arthur’s Seat, on the margin of Duddingston Loch. Pop. 4500.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

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Fala A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

FALA, shire of, Edinburgh, S.

P.T. Dalkeith (6) 8½ m. SE. Pop. 405.

A parish and village, the former mostly in the above shire, but partly in that of Haddington, and united in 1600 to the ancient parish of Soutra. It is four miles in length and three in breadth, with a tolerably level and well-cultivated surface, interrupted only by Soutra Hill, Fala Muir, and a piece of water, surrounded by marshes, termed the Floa, on which account it is subject to heavy fogs. The living is in the presbytery of Dalkeith and synod of Lothian and Tweeddale; patrons, the City of Edinburgh and Sir John Dalrymple, Bart., alternately. The London and Edinburgh road passes through the village.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

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