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Polton, Midlothian

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Polton, Midlothian

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.
Administrative CountyMidlothian
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT2964
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian 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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