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The Fourth Statistical Account of East Lothian

Revisiting the past

Bolton and Saltoun church have a website: www.ndhm.org.uk

The Department of Economic History at Glasgow University has shown an interest in the bleachfield, which was established by the Fletchers and the British Linen Company in the mid 18th century in the grounds of Saltoun Hall. The location of this is just across the river towards West Saltoun, and beyond the parish boundary, but the development of West Saltoun may have been associated with the bleachfield as well as the barley mill. The use of the bleachfield was short-lived; it was discontinued with the introduction of steam power and the subsequent re-location of the linen industry.

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