Easthouses

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Easthouses
Derelict industrial building, Easthouses.jpg
Derelict industrial building on former colliery land
Easthouses is located in Midlothian
Easthouses
Easthouses
 Easthouses shown within Midlothian
OS grid reference NT344655
Civil parish Newbattle
Council area Midlothian
Lieutenancy area Midlothian
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DALKEITH
Postcode district EH22
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

Coordinates: 55°52′44″N 3°02′56″W / 55.879°N 3.049°W / 55.879; -3.049

Easthouses is a town in Midlothian, Scotland, lying just outside Dalkeith. It forms the northern extension of the settlement of Mayfield, with which it is closely associated.

Primarily based on public housing, Easthouses developed in the 1920s to accommodate miners for the nearby Easthouses Colliery, many of whom relocated from the west of Scotland. The settlement was significantly extended in the 1950s. Employment has diversified since the closure of the mines, with many of the population now commuting to Edinburgh.

The Easthouses Parish Church (built 1954) is of minor architectural interest.

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