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Polton is a village located in Lasswade parish, Midlothian, Scotland, anciently a superiority of the Ramsay family, cadets of Dalhousie. In 1618 David Ramsay of Polton was in possession. . Polton was the residence of the English writer Thomas de Quincey until his death in 1859.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Lothian and Borders|
Polton, Midlothian in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Polton, vil. with ry. sta., Lasswade par., Edinburghshire, on river North Esk, 1½ mile SW. of Lasswade; P.O.; has papermills; Polton House, seat, is in vicinity.
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