Prestonpans, East Lothian

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Prestonpans is a town in East Lothian

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Prestonpans within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Prestonpans in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Prestonpans, coast town (police burgh) and par. with ry. sta., Haddingtonshire, on Firth of Forth, 8 m. E. of Edinburgh - par., 1291 ac., pop. 2573; burgh, pop. 1610; town, pop. 2265; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; was long famous for the mfr. of salt, and has now extensive works for the mfr. of bricks, tiles, and other fireclay goods, a large brewery, and a soapwork. The oyster beds off the shore are less productive than formerly. In the vicinity of the town is the battlefield where Prince Charles Edward Stuart defeated the Royalists under Sir John Cope, 21st September 1745.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

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