West Lothian volume 39

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OS1/34/39/1 [page] 1 PARISH OF LINLITHGOW. SHEET 2. INDEX Names of Objects -- Pages Linlithgow Parish -- 3 Baron's Hill -- 7 Bell's Bridge -- 7 Blue Bell Inn -- 8 Crown and Anchor Public House -- 8 Fouldubs -- 7 Greenpark -- 6 Low Port -- 5 Red Lion Inn -- 8 Site of Low Port -- 4 St. Magdalen's -- 6 Site of Palace Garden -- 5 Supposed Site of St. Magdalen's Hospitium or Hostillaire -- 9 The Willow trees -- 4
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OS1/34/39/3 LINLITHGOW Linlithgow Ph [Parish] See Name Sheets for sheet 5 No. 2 Decimal scale
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OS1/34/39/4 SITE OF LOW PORT Site of Low Port See Name Sheets for Sheet 4
OS1/34/39/4 THE WILLOW TREES The Willow Trees See Name Book for 25 Inch Scale
OS1/34/39/4 [page] 4 Town of Linlithgow Sheet 2 Trace 2
OS1/34/39/5 LOW PORT Low Port Low Port Archibald Hardie Low Port George Brokely High Street [Situation] N.E. [North East] and of this commencing at the Site of "Low Port" at E. [East] end of High Street, and ends at E. [East] of Barons Hill A street which extends in an North East direction from the East end of the High Street to the Western base of the Barony Hill, the Houses on each side vary from one to two storeys high having small gardens attached and are occupied by Mechanics & Labourer etc.
OS1/34/39/5 SITE OF PALACE GARDEN Site of Palace Garden See Name Book for Sheet 1
OS1/34/39/5 [Page] 5 Sheet 2 Trace 3 Burgh of Linlithgow
OS1/34/39/6 GREENPARK Greenpark Greenpark Green Park Mr J Dawson Mr John Campbell Forrest's Co. [County] map 002 ; 004 [Situation] On the S. [South] of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway & about 8 Chains E [East] by S. [South] of St. Magdalens A neat dwelling two storeys high with vegetable gardens, and grounds attached the property and residence of John Dawson Esqre.
OS1/34/39/6 ST MAGDALENS St. Magdalens St. Magdalens Magdalenes Magdalenes Mr John Dawson Mr John Campbell Forrest's Co. [County] map Valn. [Valuation] Roll of Co. [County 002 ; 004 [Situation] S. [South] of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway & about 8 Chains E. [East] by N. [North] of Greenpark This name applies to a group of Cottages with vegetable gardens attached, occupied by agricultural labours and property of Mr Wilkie
OS1/34/39/6 [Page] 6 Sheet 2 Trace 4 Burgh of Linlithgow
OS1/34/39/7 Barons Hill Barons Hill Barons Hill Barns Hill Archibald Hardie George Brokely Forrest's Co. [County] map 002 [Situation] On the N.E. [North East] side of the Town & NE. [North East] end of Low Port An arable eminence at the East end of the Low Port said to be the place where the Barons waited the Arrival of King James when going to the battle of Flodden Field It is also said that the Barons used to hold sports and festivities here.
OS1/34/39/7 Bell's Bridge Bell's Bridge Bell's Bridge George Brokely High Street Archibald Hardie Low Port 002 [Situation] In the S.W. [South West] end of Low Port, & a little N.W. [North West] of the Site of Low Port A small stone bridge of one arch erected across a small Burn at the junction of the High Street and Low Port.
OS1/34/39/7 FOULDUBS Fouldubs Fouldubs Georg Brokely High Street Archibald Hardie Low Port 003 [Situation] Near the Centre of Low Port, on its S.E. [South East] side Two Small Cottages on the South side of the Low Port, with small vegetable garden attached Occupied by some workmen in St Magdalens Distillery and property of Mr Adam Dawson
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OS1/34/39/8 CROWN & ANCHOR PH [Public House] Crown & Anchor Crown & Anchor John Braes Publican Archibald Hardie Low Port 002 [Situation] On th E. [East] side of Low Port, & about 3 Chains N.E. [North East] of Fouldubs A public house at the East end of the Low Port, occupied by John Braes and of Mr John Cruikshanks
OS1/34/39/8 BLUE BELL INN Blue Bell Inn Blue Bell Inn John Adams Blue Bell Mr Landels Hillside Cottage 002 ; 004 An Inn at the East end of the High Street with small back offices and garden Attached occupied by John Adams and property of Mr Landels, Hillside Cottage
OS1/34/39/8 RED LION INN [Linlithgow] Red Lion Inn Red Lion Inn James Scott Inn Keeper John Adams Inn Keeper 002 An old established Inn and Posting house with suitable stabling Accommodation and large vegetable garden Attached, occupied by James Scott, and property of Mr McKenzie
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OS1/34/39/9 Supposed Site of ST MAGDALENS HOSPITIUM or HOSTILLARIE Supposed Site of St. Magdalen's Hospital Mr Brockley Mr Waldie Linlithgow 002 [Situation] Nearly a chain S. [South] by West of St. Magdalens This is the supposed site of the Hospital or Hospitium dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene where travellers were found lodgings And entertainment for a night when they were not able to pay for it in any of the Inns of the Town
OS1/34/39/9 [Page] 9 Parish of Linlithgow Sheet 2 [Note] It will be seen by the extracts in the following pages that this establishment was a sort of Inn or as it was called in the Scots dialect an "hostillarie" see Jamieson's Scotch Dictionary. It will be also seen that the Latin name Hospitium has been frequently applied to this establishment.
OS1/34/39/10 [page] 10 Penny page 208 As to the hospital of St Mary Magdalene which appears to have been a small Lazar house or infirmary its Situation was at the foot of the rising ground which you descend a quarter of a mile east of the town and lay on the north side of the road. The rising ground is called to this day Pingrim (corruptly for Pilgrim) Hill where pilgrims from the west as tradition goes were wont to assemble and sing anthems as departing from and losing sight of their country during their pilgrimage, etc, Halfway between the hospital and the east port of the town Stood Magdalene Cross where the town fairs were anciently held down as far as I can learn to near the end of last century, No vestige either of the hospital or of the cross now remains Penny's History of Linlithgow Appendix No. 8 page 207 I committed a mistake in my former letter I now find that the house Called St. Magdalene's was not a hospital but an hospitium or hostlary for the entertainment of travellers and what renders it an object of Curiosity is that it was that first house of the Kind here erected by the magistrates in virtue of the act of James I. of Scotland Obliging all boroughs to provide an hostlary at the expense of the borough for the accommodation of travellers. The hospital appears to have been erected within what is now the town itself. Ibid. Appendix No. 9
OS1/34/39/11 [page] 11 "St. Magdalene's on the east of the town was an hospitium or place of entertainment for Strangers. It had originally belonged to a set of Lazarites but on their extinction or Secularization it was applied to this purpose according to the beneficial institution of James I. The eminence at the bottom of which this hospital Stood was designed Pilgrim-hill. The Union Canal now passes over it." New Stat Acct [Statistical Account] of Linlithgowshire page 175 In the vicinity of this town there was an old establishment of the Lazarites. This house seems to have fallen into decay and was restored under James I as an hospitium for the entertainment of pilgrims which was dedicated to Mary Magdalene and was go- -verned by a preceptor. This hospitium Stood on the eastern side of the town at the base of an eminence that is still called Pilgrim's Hill. One of the ancient fairs of Linlithgow is still named Mary Magdalene's Fair. In 1426 James I. on his queen's reccommendation appointed Robert de Linton the preceptor of Mary Magdalene's hospital. In 1528 James Knolls canon of Ross and preceptor of this house granted with consent of the archbishop of St. Andrews the whole lands which belonged to this establishment to Sir James Hamilton of Finard and this grant was confirmed by James V. This favourite having plotted against the life of his Sovereign was Convicted and executed as we have seen. Chalmer's Caledonia vol. [volume] 2 page 874
OS1/34/39/12 [page] 12 There was a house for the entertainment of Pilgrims a little to the east of the town the hill at the bottom of which it stood is still called pilgrim's hill, this house anciently belonged to a body of Lazarites but was applied to the purpose stated by James I. Hand book of the town and Palace 1845 [signed] James Carpenter C Asst. [Civilian Assistant] 12th May 1856. [signed] A de C Scott Lt RE[Lieutenant Royal Engineers] 2nd Captn [Captain] Kerr RE [Royal Engineers] 12th May 1856.