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Inveresk, East Lothian

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Inveresk, East Lothian

Inveresk is a village in East Lothian, Scotland situated immediately to the south of Musselburgh. It forms one of the finest conservation areas in Scotland having been designated a conservation area since 1969. It is situated on slightly elevated ground on the north bank of a loop of the River Esk. This ridge of ground, 20 to 25 metres above sea level, was used by the Romans as the location for a fort in the second century AD.
Administrative CountyEast Lothian
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT3572
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

Other names by which Inveresk, East Lothian has been known in the past

Inbhir Uisge ~ Inner Esk ~ Innerask ~ Inneresk

Inveresk, East Lothian in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Inveresk, coast par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Inveresk Junction), NE. Edinburghshire - par., 5155 ac., pop. 10,537; vil., on river Esk, in S. vicinity of Musselburgh and 6½ miles E. of Edinburgh, pop. 308; the par. contains the town of Musselburgh, with Inveresk House, Inveresk Lodge, and Inveresk Paper Mills; the prftorium of the Roman station at Inveresk (now partly occupied by the parish church) has yielded some interesting antiquities.

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