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Burnside cottages, Threemiletown

Location 55.964980, -3.516591; three miles east of Linlithgow show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Kirkliston?, Linlithgowshire
Current local authority area West Lothian
Construction history c.1910?
Ownership history Presumably Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd?
Demolition history Extant; sold to private owners c.1965
Current status of site Modernised, some cottages substantially extended.


No. 1 to No. 6 Burnside Cottages; a row of six two-roomed homes, each with porch, scullery and generous garden, on the north side of Winchburgh to Linlithgow road. The oil company also owned the crossing keeper's cottage to the south of the road.


Ordnance Survey maps reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland.

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