Click for Bookshop

Houston


Renfrewshire

Cross Keys Inn, Houston
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Cross Keys Inn, Houston

A large village located 6 miles (9.5 km) northwest of Paisley, the name derives from 'Hew's town', a 13th Century village around the castle of Hugo de Kilpeter. In 1781 the castle was partly demolished and a New Town of 35 houses was erected. The Crosslee Mill (1793, demolished 1986) was used for cotton spinning but in 1916-17 a new factory was constructed for 'spinning cordite fuses'. The Mercat Cross has a sundial from the early 18th century and a shaft which may be 14th century; Houston House (17th century) and Barochan House (17th century and 1896) are other notable buildings.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better