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Prestonpans, General

Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Prestonpans, General

Classification Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Preston

Canmore ID 76022

Site Number NT37SE 85

NGR NT 3871 7446

NGR Description Centred NT 3871 7446

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Prestonpans
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT37SE 85 centred 3871 7446

Location formerly entered as Centred NT 385 744.


Prestonpans. House, W end of village, "newly built"; particulars from John Miller, 6 Lothian St., Edinburgh. 1809.

('Edinburgh Evening Courant', June 22, 1809.)

The National Trust Survey mentions 13 old houses of interest in Prestonpans. For the most part these are to be found in the High Street and are harled building with Crowstepped gables.

Classification : 4B, 9C


National Trust, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh - photographs.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Prestonpans or Preston: erected burgh of barony in 1552.

G S Pryde 1965.


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