West Lothian

A former industrial village of West Lothian, Longridge lies 2 miles (3 km) south of Whitburn. It benefits from a post office, primary school and a playing field. Its church has been converted into domestic use. Unusual timber-built semi-detached bungalows were constructed as social housing by West Lothian County Council in 1939 on the slope which descends from the village centre to the south and these remain extant. Social housing was extended in the 1950s, while the village has grown to the north and west in the later 20th and early 21st C. through the development of private housing. Born here were Prof. Robert H. Bishop (1777 - 1855) who became the first president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (USA) and Rev. Prof. John Brown (1784 - 1858), who occupied the Chair of Exegetical Theology at the United Secession College in Edinburgh.

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