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This is a list of Category A listed buildings in West Lothian, Scotland.

In Scotland, the term listed building refers to a building or other structure officially designated as being of "special architectural or historic interest".[1] Category A structures are those considered to be "buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type."[2] Listing was begun by a provision in the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1947, and the current legislative basis for listing is the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.[3] The authority for listing rests with Historic Scotland, an executive agency of the Scottish Government, which inherited this role from the Scottish Development Department in 1991. Once listed, severe restrictions are imposed on the modifications allowed to a building's structure or its fittings. Listed building consent must be obtained from local authorities prior to any alteration to such a structure.[3] There are approximately 47,400 listed buildings in Scotland, of which around 8% (some 3,800) are Category A.[4]

The council area of West Lothian covers 427 square kilometres (165 sq mi), and has a population of around 169,500. There are 42 Category A listed buildings within the area, ranging from Linlithgow Palace, a principal residence of the Kings of Scotland, to more modest farms and cottages such as Gowanbank or Woodcockdale. Historic churches include those at Abercorn, Mid Calder, Linlithgow, and Torphichen, the last being the only Scottish house of the Knights Hospitaller. Several small castles and tower houses merit Category A listing. More recent country houses include Hopetoun House, worked on successively by Sir William Bruce, William Adam and Robert Adam. A number of 19th century viaducts and aqueducts carry railways and canals across the River Avon and River Almond. In the historic royal burgh of Linlithgow, besides the palace and parish church, several town houses are listed at Category A. Few recent buildings in the area merit Category A listing, with only one building dating from the post-war period (Brucefield Church).

Listed buildings

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Sometimes known as OSGB36, the grid reference (where provided) is based on the British national grid reference system used by the Ordnance Survey.
    "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
    "Get-a-map". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  2. ^ The "HB Number" is a unique number assigned to each listed building by Historic Environment Scotland.
  3. ^ Almondell Bridge is listed twice
  4. ^ Almondell Bridge is listed twice
  5. ^ a b Also in City of Edinburgh, as it crosses the River Almond which is the council boundary
  6. ^ a b Also in Falkirk, as it crosses the River Avon which is the council boundary

References

  1. ^ Guide to the Protection of Scotland’s Listed Buildings (PDF). Historic Scotland. 2009. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-84917-013-0. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  2. ^ "What is Listing?". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  3. ^ a b Scottish Historic Environment Policy (PDF). Historic Scotland. October 2008. pp. 24–25. ISBN 978-1-84917-002-4. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  4. ^ Guide to the Protection of Scotland’s Listed Buildings, p. 17.
  5. ^ "Abercorn Church, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  6. ^ "Hopetoun House, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  7. ^ "Hopetoun House estate buildings and steading, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  8. ^ "Midhope Castle, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  9. ^ "House of the Binns, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  10. ^ "Duntarvie Castle, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  11. ^ "Bangour Village Hospital, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  12. ^ "Hatton House, south entrance gates, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  13. ^ "Linhouse Viaduct, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  14. ^ "Almondell Bridge, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  15. ^ "Almondell Bridge, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  16. ^ "Almondell Bridge, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  17. ^ "Almondell Bridge, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  18. ^ "Almondell Aqueduct, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  19. ^ "Blackburn House, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  20. ^ "Broxburn Viaduct, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  21. ^ "Almond Valley Viaduct, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  22. ^ "Almond Aqueduct, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  23. ^ "Niddry Castle, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  24. ^ "Avon Aqueduct, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  25. ^ "Kingscavil Cottages and Schoolhouse, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  26. ^ "Grange House, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  27. ^ "Ochiltree Castle, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  28. ^ "Preston House, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  29. ^ "Avon Viaduct, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  30. ^ "Woodcockdale, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  31. ^ "Mid Calder Parish Church (St John's), Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  32. ^ "Calder House, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  33. ^ "Calder House, east gateway, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  34. ^ "Linhouse, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  35. ^ "Houstoun House, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  36. ^ "Torphichen Preceptory and Parish Church, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  37. ^ "Gowanbank, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  38. ^ "Bathgate Academy, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  39. ^ "Burgh Halls (Former Town House And Old Country Hall), Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  40. ^ "Cross House, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  41. ^ "St Michael's Well, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  42. ^ "West Port House, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  43. ^ "38-44 High Street, Hamilton's Land, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  44. ^ "46-48 High Street, Hamilton's Land, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  45. ^ "Dovecot, Learmonth Gardens, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  46. ^ "Linlithgow Palace, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  47. ^ "Linlithgow Palace, Gate-house, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  48. ^ "St Michael's Parish Church, Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 

External links

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