Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Prestonpans. You may be able to find further references to Prestonpans in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Preston a village Groome
Preston village Bartholomew
Prestonpans a coast town Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Prestonpans.

Place Type of entry Source
Bankton formerly a seat Bartholomew
Dolphingston a hamlet Groome
Drumore an estate, with a mansion Groome
Morison's Haven a harbour Groome
Morrison Haven harbour Bartholomew
Prestongrange a Scottish Baronial mansion Groome
Prestongrange seat Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Prestonpans within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 3
Thomas Pennant July 17-23: The Borders and Edinburgh 2
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 1
Thomas Pennant August 18-29: Sutherland and Caithness 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Morrisons Haven 0 2
Cockenzie 0 2
Tranent 0 2
Seton 0 2
Pinkie 0 2
Elphinstone 0 2
Musselburgh 16 2
Inveresk 4 2
Carberry 0 2
Longniddry 0 2
Ormiston 2 2
Cousland 0 2
Smeaton 0 2
Penston 0 1
Gladsmuir 0 2
Easter Duddingston 0 1
Esk 0 2
Millerhill 0 1
Pencaitland 0 2
Portobello 0 2