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English nameFauldhouse
Gaelic nameno Gaelic form
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationWest Lothian
Local authorityWest Lothian ~ Lodainn an Iar
Parish post 1891
County post 1891West Lothian ~ Lodainn an Iar
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townBATHGATE
Postcode areaEH47
OS sheet number343
OS grid referenceNS924601
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Sources
Fawlhous 1523 Ham. Inv.
Falhouse c. 1540 Rent. Tor.
terras de Faldhouse 1559 RMS iv, 1384
Falas 1654 Blaeu Lothian and Linlithgow
extentus de Fauldhouse 1696 Retours (Lanark) 430
?Fallahill 1747-55 Roy [also mentions Falamill]
Fala 1684 Adair Mappe of Wast Lothian
Fala 1737 Adair map of West Midlothian [with Falahill and Fala moss]
Fallahouses 1773 Armstrong map of the three Lothians [with Fallah Hill]
Fauldhouse 1818 Forrest Linlithgow shire [with Fallahills]
Fauldhouse 1820 Thomson
Fallaws 1821 Ainslie’s map of the Southern Part of Scotland
 
Additional infoThere is a street, Fallas Place in Fauldhouse.
`House of unploughed land’ v F(E)ALH, fallow. At a later period the first part of the name is confused with Sc. Fauld, OE fal(o)d, hence the modern spelling.” MacDonald 1941, 107  
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