In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described West Calder like this:
Calder, West, par. and town with ry. sta., W. Edinburghshire, 15¾ miles SW. of Edinburgh and 30¼ miles E. of Glasgow -- par., 21,089 ac. (303 water), pop. 7681; town, pop. 2291; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; coal, ironstone, bituminous shale, and limestone are worked.
West Calder is now part of West Lothian district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Lothian has changed over two centuries. For statistics about West Calder itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Calder, in West Lothian and Midlothian | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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