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Humpbacked Bridge, Dechmont. - - 56086.jpg
Humpbacked Bridge, Dechmont
Dechmont is located in West Lothian
Dechmont shown within West Lothian
OS grid reference NT039708
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BROXBURN
Postcode district EH52
Dialling code 01506
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°55′16″N 3°32′13″W / 55.921°N 3.537°W / 55.921; -3.537Coordinates: 55°55′16″N 3°32′13″W / 55.921°N 3.537°W / 55.921; -3.537

Dechmont (Gaelic: Deagh Mhonadh) is a small village located near Uphall, West Lothian in Scotland. Bangour Village Hospital is located to the west of Dechmont. It has an approximate population of 989 people. Its postal code is EH52.[1] There was said to be an alien encounter in 1979 in the nearby Dechmont Woods.[2]

The village has a small infant/primary school providing learning for pre-school through to primary three pupils. In 2012 the school roll was thirteen which consisted of five primary one pupils; four primary two pupils and four primary three pupils as well as sixteen pre-school infants[3]

Famous Residents[edit]

Edward Meldrum, the business partner of James Young bought Old Dechmont House in 1865 and rebuilt it as Dechmont Castle in 1869. He died there in 1875.[4]

Scott Arfield from dechmont is a professional footballer who has played with Falkirk and Huddersfield Town and Burnley and now currently plays with Rangers

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