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Fauldhouse, a mining village in the SW corner of Whitburn parish, SW Linlithgowshire, with a station on the Cleland and Midcalder line of the Caledonian, 6¾ miles WSW of West Calder. Lying in a bleak region of collieries, ironstone mines, and paraffin works, it stands within a mile of Crofthead and Greenburn, villages similar to itself, and practically forms one with them. It has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a branch of the National Bank, and an endowed school. An Established Mission church, built at a cost of £1700, was raised to quoad sacra status in 1872; St John's Roman Catholic church (1873; 550 sittings) is a good Early English edifice. Pop. of Fauldhouse and Crofthead (1871) 3151, (1881) 3000; of quoad sacra parish (1881) 3933.—Ord. Sur., sh. 31, 1867.

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