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CARRIDEN Parish of Carriden
Parish of Carriden
Parish of Carriden
Parish of Carriden
Parish of Carriden
Parish of Carriden
Parish of Carriden
Sherrifs List of Phes [Parishes]
New Stat. Acct [Statistical Account] 1844
Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] vol [volume] 1 page 97
Johnstons Co. [County] map
Oliver & Boyd's Almk. [Almanack]
Chalmers Caledonia
Fullarton's Gazetteer
001 ; 002 [Situation] In the north end of the county of Linlithgow

A parish in the county of Linlithgow bounded by the Firth of Forth on the north by Abercorn parish on the east, Linlithgow on the south and Borrowstouness on the west. It is about 2½ miles in length and 1½ in breadth. There are four villages in the parish, viz. Grangepans, Carridden, Brigness or Bridgeness, and Blackness. The two last of which have tolerable harbours. There is plenty of excellent freestone and the whole parish lies on Coal of the best quality. Colonel Gardener who was killed at the battle of Prestonpans in 1745 was a native of this parish. This parish is in the presbytery of Linlithgow and Synod of Lothian and Tweeddale. The wall of Antoninus is supposed to have its termination in this parish Several years ago when digging stones to build a park wall a number of axes pots and vases evidently of Roman workmanship were discovered at a place called Waltoun and sent to the Advocates Library in Edinburgh. There are no detached portion of Carriden connected with any other parish nor are any detached of any other parish within Carriden.

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