Pathhead  Midlothian


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

Pathhead, a village in the northern extremity of Crichton parish, Edinburghshire, on the right side of the river Tyne, in the eastern vicinity of the old decayed village of Ford, 5 miles ESE of Dalkeith, 37/8 N of Tynehead station, and 11 SE of Edinburgh. ...

Standing 500 feet above sea-level on the slope and crown of an ascent from the Tyne, it takes its name from being at the head of this ascent or path; extends along both sides of the road from Edinburgh to Lauder; and has charmingly picturesque environs, including parts of the Oxenfoord and Vogrie estates, but chiefly consisting of feus from the Crichton property. Its main street, straight and airy, consists in great measure of neat and substantial one-story houses; a magnificent bridge over the Tyne, with five arches, each 80 feet high and 50 in span, connects it with Ford; and it has a police station and an inn. Pop. (1841) 843, (1861) 735, (1871) 667, (1881) 583.—Ord. Sur., sh. 33, 1863.

Pathhead through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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