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Musselburgh, General

Burgh (Medieval), General View, Town (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Musselburgh, General

Classification Burgh (Medieval), General View, Town (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 53729

Site Number NT37SW 409

NGR NT 3460 7270

NGR Description Centred NT 3460 7270

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Inveresk (East Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT37SW 409 centred 3460 7270

Formerly entered as NT37SE 80 at cited location NT 34 72 to NT 35 72.

There is no clear evidence that Musselburgh was a burgh until the time of Robert I, 1315 x 1328, when it was dependent on Dunfermline abbey; it became a burgh of regality in 1562.

G S Pryde 1965.

Architecture Notes


Scottish Records Office

Rebuilding of a chapel at Musselburgh. Request from Alex. Black Musselburgh and Rev. Dr. James Hall Edin., to Lord Melville to obtain financial aid.

1820 GD51/5/702/1-2

Gun Shed


Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh additions

Bin 2, Bag 1 Kinnear & Peddie 1890


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