Scottish shale Scottish shale

New Holygate

Uphall, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
Built 1880's?
Still extant
Current status of site:
In good condition; an area of special planning control

Eight rows, each with eight sturdy two roomed homes, set on a south-facing slope, across the road from Holygate. Constructed by the Broxburn Oil Company to house its oil works and mining staff. The OS map suggests construction was not completed until the mid 1890's. This detailed plan (below), dated 1966, from the BP Archive, shows the layout of New Holygate.

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  • Location map
  • Detailed maps
  • Archive plans

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