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Dalkeith, Midlothian

Dalkeith is a town in Midlothian, Scotland, on the River Esk. It was granted a burgh of barony in 1401 and a burgh of regality in 1540. The settlement of Dalkeith grew southwestwards from its 12th-century castle. Dalkeith has a population of 11,566 people according to the 2001 census. The town is split into four distinct areas: Dalkeith proper with its town centre and historic core, with Eskbank to its west and Woodburn to its east.
Administrative CountyMidlothian
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT3467
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0131
Population11,566 (2001 census)

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

Dalkeith, market town and par. with ry. sta., in co. and 6½ miles SE. of Edinburgh and 382 miles NW. of London -- par., 2344 ac., pop. 7707; town, pop. 6931; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday; is one of the largest grain markets in Scotland, and has corn-mills, iron-foundries, a brass-foundry, &c. The church, an old Gothic edifice, was originally the castle chapel. Dalkeith Palace, adjacent, is one of the principal seats of the Duke of Buccleuch. It was erected in 1700, on the site of an old castle, the residence of the Earl of Morton, from whom the estate of Dalkeith was purchased by Buccleuch in 1642.

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