East Benhar  West Lothian


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described East Benhar like this:

Benhar, a village in Whitburn parish, Linlithgowshire, adjacent to the boundary with Lanarkshire, 1½ mile NNW of Fauldhouse station. A mission station of the Church of Scotland, conjoint with one at Harthill, is here; and a coalfield is adjacent, lying under an alluvialbed 7 fathoms and 3 feet thick, and containing a seam of coal 18 inches thick, and a seam of splint coal 3 feet 8 inches thick. Pop. (1871) 417.

East Benhar through time

East Benhar is now part of West Lothian district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Lothian has changed over two centuries. For statistics about East Benhar itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Benhar in West Lothian | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th January 2022

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