Carrington  Midlothian


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Carrington like this:

Carrington, a village and a parish in the S of Edinburghshire. The village, sometimes called Primrose, stands 3 furlongs from the South Esk's left bank, 2 miles WSW of Gorebridge station, 3 SE of Hawthornden, and 5¼ S by W of Dalkeith; at it are a post office under Gorebridge, the parish church, and a public school. ...

The parish is bounded N by Cockpen, E by Borthwick, SE by Temple, S by Penicuik, and SW, W, and NW by Lasswade. Its greatest length, from NE to SW, is 43/8 miles; its breadth, from NW to SE, varies between 1 and 2½ miles; and its area is 4403¼ acres. The South Esk traces the boundary with Borthwick; Fullarton Water, or Redside Burn, on to its confluence with the South Esk, traces the boundary with Temple; and Dalhousie Burn traces part of the boundary with Lasswade and Cockpen. The surface has a general south-westward rise from less than 400 to over 900 feet above sea-level. Along the streams the land is for the most part good, but elsewhere it is hilly and moorish. Whitehill, in the extreme N of the parish, is the principal mansion; and most of the property is divided between its proprietor, Rt. Balfour Wardlaw-Ramsay, Esq-, and the Earl of Rosebery. Carrington is in the presbytery of Dalkeith and synod of Lothian and Tweeddale; the minister's stipend is £158,7s. 5d., with a glebe worth about £20 a year. The school, with accommodation for 130 children, had (1880) an average attendance of 81, and a grant of £69,6s. 6d. Valuation (1882) £7281. Pop. (1801) 409, (1831) 561, (1861) 681, (1871) 712, (1881) 606.—Ord. Sur., sh. 32,1857.

Carrington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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