West Lothian

Dovehill Arms Public House, West Main Street, Uphall
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Dovehill Arms Public House, West Main Street, Uphall

Located 1¼ miles (2 km) west of Broxburn, 13 miles (21 km) west of Edinburgh, on the Brox Burn. Uphall was formerly known as Strathbrock ('valley of badgers' which is also the meaning of Broxburn) and was a centre for shale-mining and paraffin production.

Notable buildings include the Oatridge Hotel (c.1800), Middleton Hall (c.1700), the old parish church (12th-century) with its bell of c.1500, and the Houston House hotel (1601) with its crow-stepped gables. A mural titled Homage to the Shale Workers by Andrew Crummey occupies a gable end wall in the village.

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