Old Photograph Parish Church Bolton West Lothian Scotland

Old photograph of the Parish church in Bolton, West Lothian, Scotland. The earliest church at Bolton was erected in around 1240. It was placed under the superiority of the Canons of Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, and remained so for the next three hundred years. By 1804 the church had fallen into disrepair and the heritors agreed that something must be done. In January 1805 the heritors met and decided that a new church should be built instead of repairing the old one, and that the new church should be capable of containing 250 people. By the end of 1809 the new church was built. Buried under the church's aisles are the Lords Blantyre and the Stuarts of Eaglescairnie.

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