Macmerry


Macmerry

infobox UK place
country = Scotland
official_name= Macmerry
population= 1113
os_grid_reference= NT435723
map_type=Scotland
latitude=55.94041
longitude=-2.90609
unitary_scotland= East Lothian
lieutenancy_scotland= East Lothian
constituency_westminster= East Lothian
constituency_scottish_parliament= East Lothian
post_town= TRANENT
postcode_district = EH33
postcode_area= EH
dial_code= 01875

Macmerry (Gaelic: "Magh Mhoire") is a large village located on the old A1 (now renumbered the A199) just east of Tranent.

The village has a primary school with a roll of around 130.There is an industrial estate to the east of the town. Originally this area was part of the Macmerry Aerodrome, also known as Penston, which closed in 1953.

There was a railway branch line until 1980 which served the local coalmines.

External links

* [http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/documents/contentmanage/2001%20Census%20-%20Macmerry-2794.PDF Census data 2001]
* [http://www.railscot.co.uk/Macmerry_Branch/frame.htm Macmerry Branch of the North British Railway]


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