The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)

"INNERWICK, a parish and post-office village in county Haddington, Scotland. The parish also contains the village of Thornton-loch. It is bounded on the E. by Oldhamstocks, on the S. by county Berwick, and on the N.E. by the German Ocean. Its length is over 9 miles, and its average breadth between 2 and 3 miles. The surface is hilly, the greater portion lying among the Lammermuir hills. There is a good deal of heath and pasture land. It has a somewhat bold and rocky coast-line of about 3 miles in extent. Numerous burns wend their way through the parish; among them may be mentioned Monynut-water, Philip-burn, Craigburn, &c. This parish is in the presbytery of Dunbar and synod of Lothian and Tweeddale. The minister has a stipend of £278. The church, which stands in the village, was built in 1784. There are also a Free church, girls' private school, and a library. The church of Innerwick was granted to the monks of Paisley by the Stewarts, who held the manor from David I. It was erected into a free regality in 1404. Near the village, on a lofty point,-are seen the ruins of Innerwick Castle, formerly belonging to the Stewarts, and afterwards to the Hamiltons; facing it is the site of Thornton Castle, of the Homes-both strongholds were reduced by the Protector. At a short distance are the traces of an ancient structure called King Edwin's Bridge. Stone coffins and relics were found in the vicinity some time ago. Lime and sandstone are abundant."

"SKATERAW, a village in the parish of Innerwick, county Haddington, Scotland, 4 miles S.E. of Dunbar"

"THORNTONLOCH, a village in the parish of Innerwick, county Haddington, Scotland, 6 miles S.E. of Dunbar, on Thornton water, near the coast. Here was formerly a stronghold of the Humes, blown up by the English under the Protector Somerset."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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