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Linlithgow, Kirkgate

Almshouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Linlithgow, Kirkgate

Classification Almshouse (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 49197

Site Number NT07NW 28

NGR NT 001 772

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT07NW 28 001 772.

An almshouse was in existence in Linlithgow before 1448. This is apparently to be identified with the alms-house in the Kirkgate (NT 001 772) which appears in 1578, and which evidently continued in being until its destruction during the Cromwellian period.

I B Cowan 1964

No further information.

Visited by OS (BS) 20 March 1974.


Field Visit (1997 - 2001)

Derek Hall managed an Historic Scotland funded project to record medieval hospital sites in Scotland. Gazetteers were produced for each regional council area between 1997 and 2001 with an overall review in 2001.


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