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Riddochhill (lands)

Livingston, Linlithgowshire
Local authority:
West Lothian
  • Newspaper references related to land ownership
    • THE LANDS of RIDDOCH-HILL and MOSSHALL, in the parishes of Livingstone and Whitburn, extending to about 330 Scotch acres, inclosed and subdivided, and let on leases at rent of about £300, including feu-duties, besides 13 acres under plantation. These lands are situated about eighteen miles west of Edinburgh, on the line of the south road betwixt Edinburgh and Glasgow, which passes through them. There is excellent coal and lime the immediate vicinity. Great part of the village of Blackburn, and the very thriving cotton manufactory, there, are fued off the lands. Their teinds are valued and exhausted; and great part of the price may remain in the hands of purchaser Application may be made to Alexander Dallas, W.S. Mr Gray, the tenant of Riddoch- hill will show the lands.

      Edinburgh Evening Courant, 19th June 1828