Polkemmet Country Park

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Polkemmet, a two-story Scottish Baronial mansion in Whitburn parish, Linlithgowshire, 1½ mile W of Whitburn town. A large addition was made in 1822; but the older part is known to be of earlier date than 1620, when the estate was sold by the Shaws to the Baillies. Its present proprietor, Sir William Baillie, second Bart. since 1823 (b. 1816; suc. 1854), was Protectionist M.P. for the county 1845-47, and holds in it 4320 acres, valued at £6382 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 31, 1867. See John Small's Castles and Mansions of the Lothians (Edinb. 1883).

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