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Prestonpans, East Lothian

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Prestonpans, East Lothian

Prestonpans is a small town to the east of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the unitary council area of East Lothian. It has a population of 7,153 (East Lothian Council Census, 2001). It is the site of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans, and has a history dating back to the 11th century.
Post townPrestonpans
Administrative CountyEast Lothian
Traditional CountyEast Lothian
OS GridNT3874
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01875

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

Preston ~ Preston Pans

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

Preston, vil., in par. and adjacent to Prestonpans, Haddingtonshire; an ancient cross stands in the vil., and a ruined tower is in the vicinity.

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