"...twelve house consist of room, kitchen, attic, scullery with boiler, sink and w.c. Coal cellars and dust-bins are provided. Rental 4/- per week. There are 17 houses consisting of one room and kitchen, with scullery and boiler, and eight one-apartment houses with scullery. Rent for the former, 2/9, and the latter, 2/1 per week, inclusive of rates. For the latter 25 houses, privies only are provided, and three ashpits. The kitchen floors of these 25 houses are made of cement. The size of the kitchens os 17ft. x 14ft. and the rooms are of the same dimensions. There are no drying greens, but poles are put up for the ropes. The houses are owned by the Pumpherston Oil Company. There are forty-three houses in Breich, occupied by 224 persons."
Theodore K. Irvine, Report on the Housing Conditions in the Scottish Shale Field, 1914
"Thirteen houses have been officially closed. One block completely empty and can be demolished. Houses No. 33-44 to be maintained. The remaining houses to be closed when cacated. Demolition of the closed block to be carried out by the demolition squad after demolition at Pumpherston has been completed. Tennamts in Deans Village, employed at Westwwod should be considered for empty houses in this village."
Meeting held at Middleton Hall on 9th September 1958, to review position of house properties etc.