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LASSWADE [village] Mr A Melrose Pendreich
Mr William [Wm] Grubb Eldin House
County Map
007 A large and populous village pleasantly situated on the N[North] Esk about 5 1/2 [five and one half] miles S.E.[South East] of Edinburgh. It is divided into two parts by the N[North] Esk which runs through it and over which there is a substantial stone bridge consisting of two arches which is said to have been first erected at the expense of a young woman who gained her living by carrying passengers across the river on her back, wading the ford, by which means she accumulated a considerable sum of money, from which circumstances it is said the village received the name of Lass-Wade. The scenery surrounding the village is said to be second to none in Scotland. There are many handsome villas surrounded with trees on both sides of the town. The working classes are chiefly employed in the manufacture of Carpets, paper etc for the manufacture of which there are extensive works in the village and vicinity

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Lasswade Church deleted from this page as there is no entry for it

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