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Bridgecastle  West Lothian

 

In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Bridgecastle like this:

Bridgecastle, an estate, with a mansion, an ancient castle, a hamlet, and a colliery in Torphichen parish, Linlithgowshire. The mansion stands near the Black stone and Boghead section of the Monkland railway, 2½ miles NW of Bathgate, and has around it some fine old trees. The ancient castle stands in the south-western vicinity of the mansion; was formerly the seat of the Earls of Linlithgow; and as to its mere walls, remains in nearly its original condition. The hamlet lies about ½ mile SSW of the mansion.

Bridgecastle through time

Bridgecastle 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 Bridgecastle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bridgecastle in West Lothian | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/21997

Date accessed: 21st May 2022


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