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Murchison Buildings

West Calder, Midlothian
Local authority:
West Lothian
Probably built c.1870
Demolished c. 1938
Current status of site:
Wooded wasteland

32 cheaply and hurriedly constructed homes, perhaps originally constructed to house miners in the Muirhall pits. O.S. maps shows one row with 20 single room homes arranged back-to-back, and a second row of 12 two room homes.

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