MEADOWMILL, a village, in that portion of the parish of Tranent which formed part of the quoad sacra parish of Cockenzie, county of Haddington; containing 120 inhabitants. This village, of recent origin, occupies a site memorable as the scene of the battle of Prestonpans, and as the spot where Col. Gardiner was killed, while endeavouring to rally a body of infantry that had been engaged in the conflict. It is inhabited chiefly by persons employed in agricultural pursuits; and the children of the village receive instruction in the free school attached to Stiell's hospital, which is situated a little to the south. The hospital, a handsome and capacious building, was erected in 1821, at an expense of £3000, and contains arrangements for the maintenance and education of a limited number of male and female children.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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