Polkemmet House

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Site Type HOUSE
Canmore ID 186290
Site Number NS96SW 45
NGR NS 9247 6494
Council WEST LOTHIAN
Parish WHITBURN
Former Region LOTHIAN
Former District WEST LOTHIAN
Former County WEST LOTHIAN
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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WHITBURN
Polkemmet Country Park
Whitburn's economy is closely tied to that of Polkemmet, ancient seat of the Baillies, early agricultural improvers and philanthropists who founded Baillie Institutes in Whitburn, Blackburn, Fauldhouse, Longridge and Harthill (forerunners of community centres). Polkemmet (demolished) was a substantial house, the principal mansion block (originally 17th-century) later castellated in the David Hamilton manner. Extended baronially in Victorian times and, in 1912, by Dick Peddie & Forbes Smith. The heavily wooded 170-acre estate opened as a country park in 1971, facilities focused upon golfers. Stable block a Visitors' Centre.


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


Architectural Notes

NS96SW 45.00 9247 6494

NS96SW 45.01 92393 64960 Walled garden
NS96SW 45.02 92320 64959 Stable Block (Laird's House; Polkemmet House, Visitor Centre)
NS96NW 43 92639 65067 Mausoleum

NMRS REFERENCE:

Largly built 1822
Altered 1878 and later.
Now demolished

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Books and References

Jaques and McKean, R and C (1994) West Lothian: an illustrated architectural guide, RIAS/ Landmark Trust series [Edinburgh]
Page(s): 81 Held at RCAHMS D.7.3.JAC

Mackenzie and Moncur Ltd (1937) Street lighting, standards, brackets etc.: {catalogue}, {Edinburgh}
Held at RCAHMS J.9.MAC.P

Small, J (1883a) The castles and mansions of the Lothians, 2v.."Illustrated in one hundred and three views with historical and descriptive accounts." Edinburgh
Held at RCAHMS D.7.SMA.R

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