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Elphinstone, East Lothian

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Elphinstone, East Lothian

Elphinstone is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, UK. It lies two miles south-west of Tranent on the B6414, and one mile north-west of Ormiston. Half a mile west of the village, Elphinstone Tower, built in the 13th to 15th century, is a former five-storey tower, now a ruin, with only the lower level remaining. The Elphinstone clan held the lands of Elphinstone in Lothian of which Sir Alexander Seton of that Ilk was Lord: Alexander de Elphinstone, died ca.
Administrative CountyEast Lothian
Traditional CountyEast Lothian
OS GridNT3970
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

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

Elphinstone.-- mining vil., in par. and 2 miles SW. of Tranent, Haddingtonshire, pop. 597; Elphinstone Tower, of 14th or 15th century, is a well-preserved ruin.

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