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Mid Calder, West Lothian

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Mid Calder, West Lothian

Mid Calder is a town in West Lothian, Scotland. It is located on a steep hill overlooking the River Almond and Calder Wood, around 15 miles west of Edinburgh. The town has been on a major crossroads since its origin sometime in the eleventh century.
Post townLivingston
Administrative CountyWest Lothian
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT0767
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01506

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

Calder ~ Calder Mid

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

Calder, Mid, par. and vil., W. Edinburghshire, near left bank of river Almond, 2¼ miles W. of its ry. sta. and 11½ miles SW. of Edindinburgh -- par., 12,294 ac., pop. 1695; vil., pop. 657; P.O., T.O.; has rich beds of bituminous shale, from which are extracted large quantities of paraffin oil and other chemicals; 2 miles W. of ry. sta. is Calder House, the seat of Lord Torphichen, where John Knox first dispensed the sacrament of the Lord's Supper after the Reformation.

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