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Linlithgow, 57 High Street

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Site Name Linlithgow, 57 High Street

Classification Term Pending

Alternative Name(s) 57-59 High Street

Canmore ID 214356

Site Number NT07NW 177

NGR NT 00294 77112

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Linlithgow
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County West Lothian

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57 High Street, 1883

Corbelled, crowstepped tenement on the site of the town house of the Cornwalls of Bonhard recollected only by their family crest, built into the wall at the back of the pend to No 59. The inscription reads Ve big ye se varly; in other words, "We build you so verily".

Taken from "West Lothian: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Stuart Eydmann, Richard Jaques and Charles McKean, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press


Publication Account (2000)

The Cornwalls of Bonhard were a distinguished local family, who had a town house on the site of 57-61 High Street. The Cornwall coat of arms and the inscription 'Ve Big Ye Se Varly 1527' ('We Build You See Warily 1527'), which used to decorate the front of the property, may now be seen on the wall above the back of the pend to no 59.

Information from ‘Historic Linlithgow: The Archaeological Implications of Development’ (2000).


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