Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Houston House, Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland--Wordless Wednesday
NEVER WORDLESS!!! This my ancestral home in Renfrewshire, Scotland located in the small conservation village of Houston (pronounced House-ton in the states and Whos-ton in Scotland). The large mansion was built in 1872 on the original site of the Houston castle. In 1994 the mansion was converted into six separate houses. The ivy covered building in the front, called the west wing, was for sale when we visited in 2005. This wing incorporates the orignal northern section of the 13 century castle. To say I was totally blown away when I first stood in front of this building would be an understatement. Just think, I could have purchased a piece of my history for a mere 375,000 pounds!!!