- DOLPHINGSTON, a village, in the parish of Prestonpans, county of Haddington, 1 mile (S. by W.) from Prestonpans; containing 63 inhabitants. This place is on the road from Musselburgh to Tranent, from which latter village it is distant, westward, about two miles. Here are the ruins of an ancient building supposed to have been a residence of monks, and there are also some ruins of a family seat of the earls of Hyndford.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.