Houston  Renfrewshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Houston like this:

Houston.-- vil., Houston and Killellan par., Renfrewshire, on Houston Burn, 6 miles NW. of Paisley, pop. 553; P.O.; has 2 ry. stations (Houston, on the Caledonian Ry., 3¼ miles E., and Houston or Crosslee, on the Glasgow and South-Western Ry., 1¾ mile SE.); in the vicinity, 2 miles NE. of Bridge of Weir sta., is Houston House, seat. The ruins of the old castle of the Houstons were used to build the present village in 1780.

Houston through time

Houston is now part of Renfrewshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Renfrewshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Houston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Houston in Renfrewshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th July 2024

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