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Uphall: Forkneuk Road

Location 55.928594, -3.512731; in the western part of Uphall show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Uphall, Linlithgowshire
Current local authority area West Lothian
Construction history c.1880 and c1900
Ownership history Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Demolition history Extant
Current status of site Private homes


Spacious villas built for senior managers of Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company.

"Elmbank " (marked as "Broadyetts" on the 1916 OS map) seems to have been built in 1880's probably as home for the manager of Uphall Oil Works. Two further villas on the north side of Forkneuk Road seem to have been built by the company in the first decade of the 20th century.


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

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Uphall Village: Middleton Hall, Elmbank, Craigview, The Cottage and Loaninghill Cottages to be maintained. Meeting held at Middleton Hall on 9th September 1958 to review position of house properties etc.


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