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(Reguidit frae Haddington, East Lowden)

A view o Haidintoun
Haidintoun is located in East Lowden
Location within East Lowden
OS grid referenceNT511739
Ceevil pairish
  • Haidintoun
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
  • East Lowden
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictEH41
Diallin code01620
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
55°57′29″N 2°46′26″W / 55.958°N 2.774°W / 55.958; -2.774Coordinates: 55°57′29″N 2°46′26″W / 55.958°N 2.774°W / 55.958; -2.774

The Ryal Burgh o Haidintoun (Inglis: Haddington) is a toun in East Lowden, Scotland. It is the main admeenistrative, cultural an geografical centre for East Lowden, that as a result o late-nineteent century Scots local govrenment reforms, actually teuk the form o the coonty o Haidintounshire for the period frae 1889-1921. It lies aboot 20 mile (32 km) east o Edinburgh. The name Haidintoun is Anglo-Saxon, datin frae the saxt or seivent century AD[1] whan the aurie wis incorporatit intae the kinrick o Bernicie. The toun, lik the rest o the Lowden region, wis cedit bi Keeng Edgar o Ingland an becam pairt o Scotland in the tent century. Haidintoun received burghal status, ane o the earliest tae dae sae, in the ring o David I (1124–1153),[2] giein it treddin richts that encouraged its growthe intae a mercat toun.

The day Haidintoun is a smaw toun wi a population o fewer nor 12,000 fowk; awtho in the Heich Middle Ages, it wis the fowert-biggest ceety in Scotland efter Aiberdeen, Roxburgh an Edinburgh. In the middle o the toun is the Toun Hoose, biggit in 1748 accordin tae a plan bi William Adam. Whan first biggit, it inheld a cooncil chaumer, jyle an shirra coort, tae that assemmly rooms war addit in 1788, an a new clock in 1835. Nearby is the Corn Exchange (1854) an the Coonty Coorthoose (1833). Ither nearbi notable steids include the Jane Welsh Carlyle Hoose, Mitchell's Close an the birthplace o author an govrenment reformer Samuel Smiles on the High Street; merkit bi a commemorative plaque.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Book:- Jones, Charles (1997). The Edinburgh History of the Scots Language. Edinburgh University Press. p. 57. ISBN 0-7486-0754-4.
  2. Beuk:- Gray, W. Forbes (1944). A Short History of Haddington. East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalist’s Society. p. 1. ISBN 0-907590-54-3.