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Whitburn, Manse Road, Whitburn Parish Church

Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Whitburn, Manse Road, Whitburn Parish Church

Classification Church (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Whitburn South Church

Canmore ID 47782

Site Number NS96SW 4

NGR NS 94686 64587

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Recording Your Heritage Online

Parish Church, Manse Road, 1729, slumbers peacefully on a bluff to the south; a plain cross-plan kirk with round-headed windows, bellcote and perch (lacking harl). Laird's loft within to the Baillies of Polkemmet. Fine monuments; the iron memorial to Elizabeth Burns, daughter of the poet, and the delightful stone to John Weir, mason.

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

Architecture Notes

NS96SW 4.00 94686 64587

NS96SW 4.01 94655 64594 Churchyard

NS96SW 4.02 94697 64590 Burial Enclosure (Baillies of Polkemmet Burial Enclosure)


Built 1718 as chapel of ease, became Parish Church 1730. Destroyed by fire 18th December 1955. Restored.


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