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Penicuik, Midlothian

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Penicuik, Midlothian

Penicuik is a burgh and civil parish in Midlothian, Scotland, lying on the west bank of the River North Esk. The town was developed as a planned village in 1770 by Sir James Clerk of Penicuik. It became a burgh in 1867. The town was well known for its paper mills, the last of which closed in 2005. More recently the town was home to the Edinburgh Crystal works. Penicuik has two secondary schools, Penicuik High School and Beeslack Community High School.
Administrative CountyMidlothian
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT2360
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01968
Population16,010 (2008)

Other names by which Penicuik, Midlothian has been known in the past

Pen Y C0g ~ Pennycuik ~ St Mungo

Penicuik, Midlothian in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Penicuik, town, police burgh, and par., in S. of Edinburghshire, on river North Esk, 10 miles by road and 15½ miles by rail S. of Edinburgh - par., 18,880 ac., pop. 5309; police burgh, pop. 3051; town, pop. 3793; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. The town and police burgh extend into Lasswade par. Penicuik has extensive papermills, two sawmills, and an iron foundry; coal, shale, and iron-stone are worked in the neighbourhood; Penicuik House, seat, is 1½ mile to the SW.

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