Prestongrange

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Prestongrange
Prestongrange House (geograph 1817805).jpg
Prestongrange House
Prestongrange is located in East Lothian
Prestongrange
Prestongrange
Prestongrange shown within East Lothian
OS grid reference NT378736
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTONPANS
Postcode district EH32
Dialling code 01875
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55°57′07″N 2°59′46″W / 55.952°N 2.996°W / 55.952; -2.996Coordinates: 55°57′07″N 2°59′46″W / 55.952°N 2.996°W / 55.952; -2.996

Prestongrange is a place in East Lothian, Scotland, UK, situated between Musselburgh to the west, and Prestonpans in the east.

The placename derives from "Preston", meaning "priest's town", and a grange (or granary) which was worked by the Cistercian monks of Newbattle Abbey.

In the 16th century the Morrison family owned the Prestongrange lands. Their name survives in the present-day Morrison's Haven, the harbour of Prestongrange.

In the early 17th century, Mark Ker took possession of the lands from the abbey, and after the Grant Suttie family took over, the Prestongrange Colliery was no longer productive and fell into disuse.

In 1830, Sir George Grant Suttie leased Prestongrange Colliery to Matthias Dunn, the Inspector of Mines.

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