Penicuik  Midlothian


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Penicuik like this:

Penicuik, town, police burgh, and par., in S. of Edinburghshire, on river North Esk, 10 miles by road and 15½ miles by rail S. of Edinburgh - par., 18,880 ac., pop. 5309; police burgh, pop. 3051; town, pop. 3793; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. The town and police burgh extend into Lasswade par. Penicuik has extensive papermills, two sawmills, and an iron foundry; coal, shale, and iron-stone are worked in the neighbourhood; Penicuik House, seat, is 1½ mile to the SW.

Penicuik through time

Penicuik is now part of Midlothian district. Click here for graphs and data of how Midlothian has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Penicuik itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Penicuik in Midlothian | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd June 2024

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