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Linlithgow, Mains Road, Mains Maltings

Distillery (Period Unassigned), Maltings (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Linlithgow, Mains Road, Mains Maltings

Classification Distillery (Period Unassigned), Maltings (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Aitken's Beer; The Maltings; Bathgate Road

Canmore ID 47849

Site Number NS97NE 67

NGR NS 98954 76648

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

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Mains Maltings, Mains Road

Characterful stone and slated buildings; ersatz pagoda ventilators surmounting a steep pavilion roof incorporated in housing development. The 19th-century Mains House, opposite, a good plain stone villa with dressed window surrounds and columned porch.

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

Archaeology Notes

NS97NE 67.00 NS 98954 76648

NS97NE 67.01 NS 98967 76682 Malting Barn Store and Kiln

NS97NE 67.02 NS 98933 76672 Western Cottage

NS97NE 67.03 NS 98949 76672 Eastern Cottage

"Mains Distillery (Disused): A collection of buildings about 1/2 mile SW of the town of Linlithgow on the road to Bathgate. It consisted of the usual departments and apparatus in such establishments. It was burned about 20 years ago and since then has ceased distilling; portions of the adjoining buildings are still used as malt lofts and there are three rows of cottages let to labourers etc. It was for two or three years subsequently a pyroligneous acid work. It is the property of Mr J Aitkin and Co., Falkirk."

Name Book (Linlithgowshire), 1856


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