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Houstoun House

A Category A Listed Building in Uphall, West Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9257 / 55°55'32"N

Longitude: -3.5177 / 3°31'3"W

OS Eastings: 305264

OS Northings: 671334

OS Grid: NT052713

Mapcode National: GBR 1W.ZMPD

Mapcode Global: WH5RH.YB33

Entry Name: Houstoun House

Listing Date: 22 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347546

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14243

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Uphall

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh

Parish: Uphall

Traditional County: West Lothian

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Begun 1600 as an L-plan mansion. N.W. arm extended and
returned north east wards and scale and platt stair inserted
between old and new N.E. arms in 1737 (date over entrance)
4 storeys and garret. Harled corble-step-gabled. Slated
roof. Good interiors panelled in Memel Pine. Vaulted 1st
storey. 19th cent. additions on N.E. and S.E. to N.W. is a
court bounded on NE and SW by walls and on NW by 2-storey
offices (built c1600; vaulted 1st storey) known as the 'Woman

Statement of Interest

Built for Sir John Shairp, advocate, who had acquired lands of

Houston 1569. Thomas Shairp of Houston, Commissioner for

Linlithgowshire in last Scottish Parliament. Opposed Treaty of


John Campbell Shairp. (1809-85) author of 'The Bush aboon

Traquair' was born here.

Houston passed out of hands of Shairp family 1945.

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