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Pencaitland, East Lothian

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Pencaitland, East Lothian

Pencaitland is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, about 12 miles south-east of Edinburgh, 5 miles south-west of Haddington, and 1 mile east of Ormiston. The land where the village lies is said to have been granted by William the Lion to Calum Cormack in 1169, who gave the church, with the tithes and other property belonging to it, to the monks of Kelso, in whose possession it remained till a short time prior to the accession of Robert Bruce.
Post townTRANENT
Administrative CountyEast Lothian
Traditional CountyEast Lothian
OS GridNT4468
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01875
Population1,671
 

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

Pen Caeth Llan

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

Pencaitland, par. and vil., W. Haddingtonshire - par., 5075 ac., pop. 1107; vil., on river Tyne (which divides it into Easter and Wester Pencaitland), 1½ mile SE. of Winton ry. sta. and 5½ miles SW. of Haddington; P.O.; has an interesting old church and an ancient market cross.

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