List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
LASSWADE [village] Lasswade
A Melrose
W Grubb
Co [County] Map
007 A large and populous village pleasantly situated on the N Esk [North Esk] about 5 1/2 miles [five and one half miles] S.W [south west] of Edinburgh, the N.Esk [North Esk] runs thro [through] it over which there is a stone bridge of two arches said to have been erected at the expense of a young woman who conveyed passengers across the river on her back wading the ford by which means she accumulated a considerable sum of money, from the circumstance of wading it is said the village recd [received] the name of Lass-wade. The scenery around the village is said to be second to none in Scotland. There are many handsome villas surrounded by shrubs & trees in the neighbourhood of the village, the inhabitants are chiefly employed in the manufactory of carpets, paper etc. of which there are extensive works in the neighbourhood

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Parish of Lasswade
Lasswade About 1 3/4 [one and three quarters] miles W.S.West [west, south, west] of Dalkeith

Transcriber's notes

The description of the village gives an interesting account of how it came by the name of Lasswade

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