East Calder

West Lothian

St Cuthbert's Parish Church, East Calder
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St Cuthbert's Parish Church, East Calder

A small town which has grown from a village in West Lothian, East Calder lies near the River Almond, 11 miles (18 km) west southwest of Edinburgh and 2 miles (3 km) east of Livingston, of which it is effectively a satellite. 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. a Mid Calder is located a half-mile (1 km) to the west and nearby is the Almondell and Calderwood Country Park which occupies former estates along the course of the River Almond.

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