- COWSLAND, a village, in the parish of Cranston, county of Edinburgh, 3 miles (E. N. E.) from Dalkeith; containing 226 inhabitants. It is a neat village, situated in the northern part of the parish, on the road from Dalkeith to Ormiston. In the neighbourhood are some limestone quarries; and to the east of the village is Cowsland Park. A school-house is furnished to a teacher by the families in the vicinity.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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Cranston — CRANSTON, a parish, in the county of Edinburgh, 1 mile (N. by W.) from Ford; containing, with the villages of Chesterhill with Sauchenside, Cowsland, and Preston, 1128 inhabitants. The name of this place is said to be derived from an Anglo… … A Topographical dictionary of Scotland