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Broxburn, Linlithgowshire

Historical Description

BROXBURN, a village, in the parish of UPHALL, county of LINLITHGOW, 2 miles (E.) from Uphall, containing about 500 inhabitants. It is pleasantly situated on the road from Glasgow to Edinburgh, and on the banks of the Union canal, near a rivulet of the same name. Through the exertions of the late Earl of Buchan, the proprietor, it very much increased in extent and population, and a fair for cattle is held on the Friday after the second Tuesday in September. The parochial school is situated in the village, and there is a place of worship in connexion with the Free Church. In the vicinity is a station of the Edinburgh and Bathgate railway.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis