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Westfield Row

Location 56.159658, -3.279615; about a mile north of Auchterderran show in map
Former parish and county Parish of Auchterderran, Fife
Current local authority area Fife
Construction history Perhaps built early 1880's ?
Ownership history Westfield Oil Company Ltd
Demolition history Cleared in the 1950's after period of dereliction?
Current status of site Farmland: landscape altered; perhaps having been opencast?


Presumably built by the Westfield Oil Company Ltd for those employed at Westfield & Capeldrae Oil Works. A sale note of 1886 lists 28 double houses for workmen.

The O.S. map shows three rows with eight homes and one row with ten, each with two rooms.


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

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