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Polton

Polton
Polton is located in Midlothian
Polton
Polton
 Polton shown within Midlothian
OS grid reference
Civil parish Lasswade
Council area Midlothian
Lieutenancy area Midlothian
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LASSWADE
Postcode district EH18
Dialling code 0131
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Midlothian
Scottish Parliament Midlothian North and Musselburgh
List of places
UK
Scotland

Polton is a village located in Lasswade parish, Midlothian, Scotland, anciently a superiority of the Ramsay family, cadets of Dalhousie. In 1618 David Ramsay of Polton was in possession. (See: Analecta Scotica, Edinburgh, 1834).

Notable Residents

  • Thomas de Quincey the English writer, lived here in the latter part of his life, until his death in 1859.
  • Charles Thomas Clough an eminent geologist, lived at St Ann's Mount, Polton with his family

See also

External links

  • Vision of Britain - History of Polton in Midlothian
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