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Grangepans, Linlithgowshire

Historical Description

GRANGEPANS, a village, in the parish of CARRIDEN, county of Linlithgow, ½ a mile (E. by S.) from Borrowstounness; containing 517 inhabitants. It is situated on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, and nearly equidistant from Borrowstounness and Bridgeness. The place has been for some time a seat of the salt manufacture, and although the trade in the article has been much reduced, yet in 1834 there were six pans in operation, producing annually about 23,000 bushels; in 1843 the number of pans had decreased to four. In the village is also a malting establishment; and until lately the manufacture of sal-ammoniac was carried on. The mansion-house of Grange is of some antiquity, and, having undergone repair, is now occupied by a tenant. The coast road from Borrowstounness to Bridgeness passes through the village.

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