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Whitburn

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"A village and a parish of SW Linlithgowshire. The village stands, 620 feet above sea-level, near the northern verge of the parish, 3 ¾ miles SSW of Bathgate, 9 furlongs W by S of Whitburn station on the Morningside section of the North British, and 3 1/8 miles N by W of Breich station on the Caledonian, this being 21 3/8 miles WSW of Edinburgh and 27 7/8 E by S of Glasgow. A police burgh since 1862, it presents a well-built regular appearance, and has a post office, with money order, savings bank, and telegraph departments, a branch of the Commercial Bank, a gaswork, a reading-room, a public coffee house and reading-room (the gift of Lady Baillie), a public hall, a cemetery, and bowling and curling clubs."

Extract from Groomes Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland c.1895.

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Cemeteries

Presbyterian / Unitarian
Manse Road, Whitburn, Church of Scotland
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Churches

Presbyterian / Unitarian
Manse Road, Whitburn, Church of Scotland
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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Population

  • Below is a list of the population of Whitburn over various years.

    1801 1537
    1831 2075
    1861 5511
    1871 6911
    1881 6326
    1891 5782