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New Holygate

Location 55.933271, -3.477369; in the western part of Broxburn show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Uphall, Linlithgowshire
Current local authority area West Lothian
Construction history Built 1880's?
Ownership history Broxburn Oil Company Ltd
Demolition history Still extant
Current status of site In good condition; an area of special planning control


Eight rows, each with eight sturdy two roomed homes, set on a south-facing slope, across the road from Holygate. Constructed by the Broxburn Oil Company to house its oil works and mining staff. The OS map suggests construction was not completed until the mid 1890's. This detailed plan, dated 1966, from the BP Archive, shows the layout of New Holygate.


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

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