Newbattle  Midlothian


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Newbattle like this:

Newbattle, par. and vil., Edinburghshire par., 5225 ac., pop. 3346; vil., on river South Esk, 1 mile S. of Dalkeith; the Newbattle Mills, paperworks, are 2 miles from Dalkeith, near Dalhousie ry. sta.; Newbattle Abbey is the seat of the Marquis of Lothian, and occupies the site of a monastery founded by David I. in 1140 for Cistercian monks; several illuminated MSS., which formerly belonged to the monks, are preserved in the library of the mansion.

Newbattle through time

Newbattle is now part of Midlothian district. Click here for graphs and data of how Midlothian has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Newbattle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Newbattle in Midlothian | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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