Place:Cowpits, Midlothian, Scotland

Coordinates55.92664°N 3.04264°W
Located inMidlothian, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoInveresk, Midlothian, Scotlandparish in which Cowpits is located
Lothian, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
Midlothian (council area), Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996

The only reference to Cowpits is the following sentence:

"The parish contains also the town of Musselburgh, with the suburbs of Fisherrow and Newbigging, the villages of Cowpits and Old Craighall, and part of the village of New Craighall."

found in a description of the Parish of Inveresk in the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885, and available on the website Scottish People.

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For references, see Parish of Inveresk

The National Library of Scotland has a map from the First Ordnance Survey One-Inch to the Mile Maps of Scotland 1856-1891 that shows this area in the middle of the 19th century. Many of the places cannot be found even on maps circa 1900.