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"A village and a parish of W Linlithgowshire. The village stands 1 ½ miles ENE of Westfield statiion, 4 ½ miles SSW of Linlithgow, and 2 3/8 N by W of Bathgate, under which it has a post office. A place of great antiquity, and once of much importance, it now has an entirely rural character, and presents a straggling but pleasant appearance."

Extract from Groomes Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland c.1895.



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Historical Geography

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  • Below is a list of the population of Torphichen in the stated years.

    1881 1526
    1891 1724

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