Place:Cockenzie and Port Seton, East Lothian, Scotland

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NameCockenzie and Port Seton
TypeTown
Coordinates55.9705°N 2.958°W
Located inEast Lothian, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoTranent, East Lothian, Scotlandparish in which Cockenzie and Port Seton was located until 1975
Lothian, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
East Lothian (council area), Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996


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Cockenzie and Port Seton ( ; , meaning "cove of Kenneth") is a unified town in East Lothian, Scotland. It is on the coast of the Firth of Forth, four miles north-east of Musselburgh. The burgh of Cockenzie was created in 1591 by James VI of Scotland. Port Seton harbour was built by George Seton, 11th Lord Seton between 1655 and 1665.

The town has a population of 4,493 as of 2001. Since the last Census in 2001, there have been many new houses built. The population is now about 5,460. Cockenzie and Port Seton has continued to grow over the years and is now a dormitory town for Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh.

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There is more information of an historical nature on the individual villages of Cockenzie and Seton in Scottish Places. Consulting several sources did not yield a date when the two villages merged into one town.

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