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Kirkhill House

A Category B Listed Building in Uphall, West Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9354 / 55°56'7"N

Longitude: -3.4834 / 3°29'0"W

OS Eastings: 307427

OS Northings: 672364

OS Grid: NT074723

Mapcode National: GBR 1X.Z3CB

Mapcode Global: WH5RJ.G2GP

Entry Name: Kirkhill House

Listing Date: 22 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354081

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19678

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Uphall

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh

Traditional County: West Lothian

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Description

Built c.1590 but remodelled 1770-1. Oblong. 3 storeys.

Coursed rubble. Skew-gabled. Slated roof. Semi-circular newel-stair-tower (window dated 1770) in centre of S. front.

Interior featureless. Steading not included.

Statement of Interest

Probably built for John Laing who acquired lands in 1588.

Granted 1636 to Sir Ludovic Stewart, Advocate, whose

daughter and heiress, Katherine, married Henry, 3rd Lord

Cardross, distinguished Covenanter. Remodelled for their

great-grandson David, 11th Earl of Buchan, who made it his

residence. It passed from him to his nephew David Erskine

who succeeded him in 1829.

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