Person NameBurgh of Cockenzie and Port Seton; c1880-1975; East Lothian
EpithetEast Lothian
ActivityCockenzie and Port Seton grew out of the villa of Seton granted to Sir Alexander Seton, governor of Berwick by Robert I in 1321. In 1591 Cockenzie was created a burgh of barony in favour of Robert, 6th Lord Seton, later 1st Earl of Winton. In 1686 the Burgh of Cockenzie or Port Seton was erected into a burgh of regality (to be called Winton) in favour of George, 4th Earl of Winton.
A town, until 1975 in the county of East Lothian, parish of Tranent and a police burgh from 1885. A small burgh from 1930 until 1975. The harbour at Port Seton opened in 1880. Cockenzie House was the seat of the Caddell family.
National Grid Reference NT4075
Corporate NameBurgh of Cockenzie and Port Seton
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