Question: What was the main industry in Bathgate in the 19th century?

Bathgate, West Lothian An industrial town in, Bathgate is situated north of the M8 motorway, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Edinburgh; known for its importance in oil-refining in the mid-19th Century.

Why is it called Bathgate?

In royal charters of the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries, the name of Bathgate has appeared as: Bathchet (1160), Bathket (1250) and Bathgetum (1316). The name is a manifest corruption of an earlier Cumbric name meaning Boar Wood (cf. Welsh baedd coed).

What county is Armadale in?

county of Sutherland Armadale (Scottish Gaelic: Armadal, Scots: Airmadale) is a small village on the north coast of Scotland, in the council area of Highland. The village is part of the parish of Farr, in the county of Sutherland. Armadale is about 30 miles west of the town of Thurso, off the A836 road.

What is Armadale famous for?

brick manufacturing Natural mineral, fireclay, ironstone and limestone deposits found in the area fuelled Armadales expansion in the late 19th century as a mining town. Armadale was also known for its brick manufacturing.

How old is Armadale?

Old Jarrah Tree, Armadale Shopping City, corner Third Road and Church Avenue, Armadale. The tree is estimated to be between 400 and 800 years old and for 88 years its surrounds were the Armadale Primary School.

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