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Leverburgh View of houses

SC 461624

Description Leverburgh View of houses

Date 24/4/1976

Collection Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 461624

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Housing, Leverburgh, Harris, Inverness-shire These houses were built as part of the model village of Leverburgh, constructed by Lord Leverhulme in an attempt to modernise the economy of Lewis and Harris. The expected transformation did not materialise, but the village remains. This view shows the simple modern construction of the houses, which are timber-built, in Scandinavian style. Leverhulme made his fortune in Lever Brothers, soap and edible oil manufacturers. He was a philanthropist, with a belief that he could apply his fortune and business ability to improve the lot of the people of the Outer Isles. He proved overoptimistic. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H76/10/10


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

People and Organisations


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Attribution: © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume

Licence Type: Permission to Reproduce

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