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East Calder


West Lothian

St Cuthbert's Parish Church, East Calder
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

St Cuthbert's Parish Church, East Calder

A village of West Lothian, East Calder lies near the River Almond, 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Edinburgh and a mile (1.5 km) east of Mid Calder. Comprising a long main street, its buildings of note include the roofless 16th-century St Cuthbert's Parish Church which was abandoned in 1750 and the Gothic-style Parish Church (1888). Ormiston Hall (1851) to the east stands on the site of the former Ormiston Hill House (17th century). The minor poet Alexander Rodger (1784 - 1846) was born in East Calder. Nearby is the Almondell and Calderwood Country Park which occupies former estates along the course of the River Almond.


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