• Broxburn Oil Works

    Broxburn Oil Works

  • West Main Street, Uphall

    West Main Street, Uphall

  • Almondell House

    Almondell House

  • Millers Bridge, Uphall

    Millers Bridge, Uphall

  • The Viaduct, Broxburn

    The Viaduct, Broxburn

  • The Gates, Main Street, Uphall

    The Gates, Main Street, Uphall

  • Viaduct, Broxburn

    Viaduct, Broxburn

  • Looking East along Main Street, Uphall

    Looking East along Main Street, Uphall

  • Main Street, Broxburn

    Main Street, Broxburn

  • Ecclesmachan Road, Uphall

    Ecclesmachan Road, Uphall

  • Almondell Bridge

    Almondell Bridge

  • Main Street, Uphall

    Main Street, Uphall

  • Greendykes Road, Broxburn

    Greendykes Road, Broxburn

  • St Nicholas Church, Uphall

    St Nicholas Church, Uphall

  • Main Street, Broxburn

    Main Street, Broxburn

  • Middleton Hall, Uphall

    Middleton Hall, Uphall

  • Station Road, Broxburn

    Station Road, Broxburn

  • Staff of Uphall Public School

    Staff of Uphall Public School

  • West End, Broxburn

    West End, Broxburn

  • Gala Day at Uphall Public School

    Gala Day at Uphall Public School

  • Station Road, Broxburn

    Station Road, Broxburn

  • Uphall Gala Day Parade - July 1926

    Uphall Gala Day Parade - July 1926

  • Broxburn Academy

    Broxburn Academy

  • Old Mill, Uphall

    Old Mill, Uphall

  • Goschen Place, Broxburn

    Goschen Place, Broxburn

  • Tram on Main Street, Uphall

    Tram on Main Street, Uphall

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  • History & Records

History & Records

The History & Records options are :

  • The 1841 and 1851 Censuses for the Parish of Uphall are available to view and download
  • A brief history of the Broxburn Co-operative Society
  • Information about the Broxburn Fever Hospital
  • An overview of Broxburn Oil Works
  • A brief history of Broxburn in the town origins section
  • History of the Harper businesses in Broxburn
  • Population statistics recorded at the time of each census can also be found in the census figures section
  • Information about Flight Lieutenant John D Brodie who was killed in a Lancaster Bomber crash in 1943
  • Drumshoreland Hospital once stood near Almondell Country Park
  • A very brief history of Houstoun House, and its owners, can be found here
  • Middleton Hall was once the technical HQ of Scottish Oils. The building is now a nursing home. We have some information about this lovely building and the surrounding area
  • A list of Ministers of Strathbrock Church (St Nicholas, Uphall) from 1562 to 1824
  • Motherwell Bridge was a large employer in Uphall.  The housing development of South Middleton now occupies the site
  • Press snippets about Uphall from various local publications
  • Some information about a few of Uphall's older buildings
  • For many years, Scottish Oils occupied large areas of the industrial site at Middleton (now housing). Scottish Oils was the forerunner to BP Oils, and you can read a bit about their time in Uphall
  • The history of Uphall's two oldest Churches, St. Nicholas and Uphall South Church can be read here too. St. Nicholas Church dates back to about the 12th century and is a very impressive building
  • Gravestone Inscription's for St Nicholas Church (one of two Churches in Strathbrock Parish) can be downloaded
  • Information about Strathbrock Castle, Uphall
  • Some streets in Broxburn and Uphall have been named after local people, farms and events. This information is in the street name origins section
  • Some information about the The Broxburn Model
  • The Saugh Tree was the meeting place for the people of Broxburn and Uphall
  • Some information about the Union Canal which passes through Broxburn
  • A project to transcribe the Uphall burial registers (Uphall Cemetery) is under way
  • A brief history of Uphall in the village origins section
  • Details of the War Dead who had a Broxburn and Uphall connection
  • Information can be viewed about the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the World Wars and have a War Grave or memorial in the Uphall Cemeteries
  • Information about War Memorials in the local area can be viewed
  • The history of Westerton Village, near Broxburn
  • Access to the records of the men and women of the Australian Forces who served during World War Two and were born in Uphall

If you wish to know more about the history of Broxburn and Uphall, I advise you read A History of Broxburn by Peter Caldwell (1998), Strathbrock Castle and the History of Uphall by Peter Caldwell (1996) or History and Antiquities of the Parish of Uphall by Rev. James Primrose (1898). These books contain a wealth of information about Broxburn and Uphall.

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