Dalkeith  Midlothian


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

Dalkeith, market town and par. with ry. sta., in co. and 6½ miles SE. of Edinburgh and 382 miles NW. of London -- par., 2344 ac., pop. 7707; town, pop. 6931; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday; is one of the largest grain markets in Scotland, and has corn-mills, iron-foundries, a brass-foundry, &c. ...

The church, an old Gothic edifice, was originally the castle chapel. Dalkeith Palace, adjacent, is one of the principal seats of the Duke of Buccleuch. It was erected in 1700, on the site of an old castle, the residence of the Earl of Morton, from whom the estate of Dalkeith was purchased by Buccleuch in 1642.

Dalkeith through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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