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Woodend Farm, farmstead 1400m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Armadale and Blackridge, West Lothian

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Latitude: 55.8996 / 55°53'58"N

Longitude: -3.7443 / 3°44'39"W

OS Eastings: 291033

OS Northings: 668766

OS Grid: NS910687

Mapcode National: GBR 2096.5Z

Mapcode Global: WH5RD.GZ74

Entry Name: Woodend Farm, farmstead 1400m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 24 February 2005

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11222

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Torphichen

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Armadale and Blackridge

Traditional County: West Lothian


The monument comprises a farmstead of post-medieval date, visible as an upstanding monument.

The monument lies within an area of rough grassland and bracken, at a height of around 215m OD, and comprises the foundations of three buildings and two enclosures. The monument is depicted as a ruin on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Linlithgowshire 1856, sheet viii).

The area to be scheduled is a rectangle 60m NW-SE by 45m transversely, to include the remains described and an area around them in which evidence relating to their construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an interesting, complex and well-preserved example of a pre-improvement farmstead which has the potential to greatly enhance our understanding of post-medieval rural settlement in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NS96NW10.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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