Houton


Houton

infobox UK place

country = Scotland
official_name= Houton
scots_name=
population =
os_grid_reference= HY317041
map_type=Scotland
latitude=58.918
longitude=-3.186
unitary_scotland= Orkney Islands
lieutenancy_scotland= Orkney Islands
constituency_westminster= Orkney and Shetland
constituency_scottish_parliament= Orkney
post_town= ORKNEY
postcode_district = KW17
postcode_area= KW
dial_code= 01856

Houton is a settlement 5 miles southeast of Stromness on the island of Mainland, Orkney. From here, a ferry sails to Lyness on Hoy and the oil terminal at Flotta. Nearby are the remains of the round church of St Nicholas and the Earl's Bu, the ruins of a former manor house of the Earldom of Orkney. The Holm of Houton is nearby.

References

* [http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/towns/townfirst8002.html Overview of Houton, Gazeteer for Scotland]
* [http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/westmainland/westmainland/index.html West Mainland Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland]


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