Old Parish of Uphall

"A village and a parish of S Linlithgowshire. The village stands, on the left bank of the Brox Burn, 1 1/2 mile W by S of the town of Broxburn, and 7 furlongs N by W of Uphall station on the North British railway, this being 13 5/8 miles WSW of Edinburgh, and 5 ¾ E by N of Bathgate. It has a post office, with money order, savings bank, and telegraph departments, a public hall, a parish church hall, two inns, one of them a well-known coaching stage.

The parish, containing also the town of Broxburn, originally was known as Strathbroke ('valley of the brock or badger'); and it took that name from the Burn of Brocks or Brocks' Burn, corrupted now into Brox Burn. It is bounded NE and E by Kirkliston, SE and S by Kirknewton and Midcalder in Edinburghshire, and W and NW by Livingston and Ecclesmachen. Its utmost length, from ENE to WSW, is 4 1/4 miles; its utmost width 3 1/2 miles; and its area is 4561 1/4 acres, of which 20 1/4 are water."

Extract from Groomes Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland c.1895.

The population of Uphall Parish recorded at the time of each Census was as follows :

Census Year Population   Census Year Population
1801 786   1891 8653
1811 800   1901 10535
1821 1016   1911 12766
1831 1254   1921 12497
1841 1467   1931 11119
1851 1331   1941 (no census due to WWII)
1861 1507   1951 11114
1871 2772   1961 10719
1881 4812   1971 12376

Uphall Cemetery Burials

Records of Uphall Cemetery Burials (from when it opened in 1893 until 1975) are available to search by visiting https://www.uphallburials.com

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