"TYNNINGHAME, an ancient parish, containing a post-office village of its own name, on the coast of Haddingtonshire. It now forms the southern district of the united parish of Whitekirk and Tynninghame. The name is the ham, the ing, and the Tyne, of the Anglo-Saxon, collocated in reversed order, and meaning the hamlet of the meadow of the Tyne; and it graphically describes the position of the village, 300 yards from the northern margin of the Tyne, on a beautiful piece of ground which gently slopes to the river's edge. The original church was founded so early as the 6th century by the celebrated St Baldred, the Culdee apostle of East Lothian; and was one of the three which, in a subsequent age of superstition, contested the honour of possessing his mortal remains." [From the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, edited by John Marius Wilson, 1868]
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