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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 347546
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14243
Building Class: Cultural
County: West Lothian
Electoral Ward: Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh
Traditional County: West Lothian
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
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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