Cobbinshaw

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Cobbinshaw
Fishermen's Jetty at Cobbinshaw Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 618321.jpg
Fishermen's Jetty at Cobbinshaw Reservoir
Cobbinshaw is located in West Lothian
Cobbinshaw
Cobbinshaw
 Cobbinshaw shown within West Lothian
OS grid reference NT011577
Civil parish West Calder
Council area West Lothian
Lieutenancy area West Lothian
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WEST CALDER
Postcode district EH55
Dialling code 01501
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Livingston
Scottish Parliament Almond Valley
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Coordinates: 55°48′11″N 3°34′37″W / 55.803°N 3.577°W / 55.803; -3.577

Cobbinshaw is a small hamlet in West Lothian, Scotland. It is at the end of a dead end road from nearby Woolfords.

Cobbinshaw is at 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level on the edge of the Pentland Hills. Nearby villages include Woolfords, Auchengray and Tarbrax. It is next to Cobbinshaw Reservoir, built in 1818 to supply water for the Union Canal.

History[edit]

In 1685 Walter Lord Torphichen sold the lands of Camilty and north and south Cobbinshaw to William Tennant.

Transport[edit]

It once had its own railway station on the Caledonian Railway's Edinburgh to Carstairs Line. The station was located north of Auchengray railway station.

References[edit]

Papers of Lord Torphichen in the National Archives of Scotland GD119/405

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