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West Calder, West Lothian

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West Calder, West Lothian

West Calder is a town in West Lothian, Scotland, located 4 miles west of Livingston. The town was an important centre for the oil shale economy in the 19th and 20th Centuries. West Calder has its own railway station. The surrounding villages that take the towns name in their address; Polbeth, Addiewell, Loganlee, Harburn and Westwood outline the area that this town encompasses and they all have played an important part in the history of the town as well as the town has played in West Lothian.
Post townWEST CALDER
Administrative CountyWest Lothian
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT0163
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01506
Population5,370
 

Other names by which West Calder, West Lothian has been known in the past

Calder ~ Calder West ~ Westcalder

West Calder, West Lothian in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Calder, West, par. and town with ry. sta., W. Edinburghshire, 15¾ miles SW. of Edinburgh and 30¼ miles E. of Glasgow -- par., 21,089 ac. (303 water), pop. 7681; town, pop. 2291; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; coal, ironstone, bituminous shale, and limestone are worked.

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