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Newbattle (from Neubotle, i.e. new dwelling) is a village in Midlothian, in the ancient Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Andrews, about seven miles from Edinburgh. There was an abbey there founded about 1140, being the second of the six Cistercian Monasteries established by King David I of Scotland.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Lothian and Borders|
Other names by which Newbattle, Midlothian has been known in the past
Neubotle ~ Newbottle
Newbattle, Midlothian in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Newbattle, par. and vil., Edinburghshire par., 5225 ac., pop. 3346; vil., on river South Esk, 1 mile S. of Dalkeith; the Newbattle Mills, paperworks, are 2 miles from Dalkeith, near Dalhousie ry. sta.; Newbattle Abbey is the seat of the Marquis of Lothian, and occupies the site of a monastery founded by David I. in 1140 for Cistercian monks; several illuminated MSS., which formerly belonged to the monks, are preserved in the library of the mansion.
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