Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Calder

Calder, a large district in the extreme W of Edinburghshire. The Gaelic choille-dur signifies a ` wooded stream,' and doubtless was applied to the district on account of the boskiness of its water-courses; but the name has been imposed on it at some very early period, and in circumstances unknown to record. The district may have originally been one property or barony, but was early divided into Calder-Clere on the E and CalderComitis on the W-the latter by far the larger division- being afterwards divided into Mid and West Calder.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a large district"   (ADL Feature Type: "locations")
Administrative units: Midlothian ScoCnty

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