Polton

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Polton
Polton is located in Midlothian
Polton
Polton
Polton shown within Midlothian
OS grid referenceNT290642
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLASSWADE
Postcode districtEH18
Dialling code0131
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°52′01″N 3°07′59″W / 55.867°N 3.133°W / 55.867; -3.133Coordinates: 55°52′01″N 3°07′59″W / 55.867°N 3.133°W / 55.867; -3.133

Polton is a village located in Lasswade parish, Midlothian, Scotland, anciently a superiority of the Ramsay family, cadets of Dalhousie. In 1618 David Ramsay of Polton was in possession. (See: Analecta Scotica, Edinburgh, 1834).

Notable residents[edit]

  • Thomas de Quincey the English writer, lived here in the latter part of his life, until his death in 1859.
  • Charles Thomas Clough an eminent geologist, lived at St Ann's Mount, Polton with his family

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