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Clayhouse, Edinburghshire

Historical Description

CLAYHOUSE, a village, in the parish of BORTHWICK, county of EDINDURGH, 2 miles (E. by N.) from Carrington; containing 84 inhabitants. It is in the northern part of the parish, a short distance east of the high road from Middleton to Cockpen, and derives its name from an ancient inn, built of clay, which stood by the way-side, and of which a part still remains, though materially altered. The village borders on a detached portion of Temple parish, and several cottages have lately been erected in the neighbourhood.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis