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Broxburn - Steele's Rows

Alternative names:
Steele's Rows
Uphall, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Built c.1863
Demolished 1936
Current status of site:
Site now occupied by a supermaket

Four rows, each with four single-room homes, constructed to the east of Greendykes road and immediately south of the Ligget Syke burn. Built c.1863 to house staff of Steele's Oil Works.


  • A01148 Broxburn Brutal Outrage, Falkirk Herald, 23rd September 1869
  • A01147 Active Broxburn Nonagenerian, West Lothian Courier 19th May 1933
  • Location map
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    Newspaper References


    This morning a young woman named King, residing at Steel's Rows, Broxburn, dropped down in her house and expired few moments. She had had had difference with neighbour just before, and was very much excited. Dr Kelso was in immediate attendance, but found life extinct.

    Edinburgh Evening News, 1st November 1894


    Another picture house for Broxburn has long been talked of, and even the sites have been named, but at last the project has taken shape. Steel's Rows, bulk 83 years ago, have been rapidly demolished, and it is on their ruins that the new picture house is to be erected.

    West Lothian Courier - Friday 05 June 1936


    Turning into Greendykes Road, there were no houses until one reached the Cardross Hotel, run by Mrs M'Lean. Further down was Morgan's ironmongery shop, and behind it Steel's Rows, now demolished.

    West Lothian Courier - Friday 11 September 1936