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Standing Building Recording

Date May 2012 - May 2013

Event ID 1094462

Category Recording

Type Standing Building Recording


A programme of building recording was carried out at Lews Castle prior to its conversion to form a museum and hotel. A full photographic survey was undertaken before and during stripping out of modern features. Areas of particular interest, such as the well preserved laundry, dating to Leverhumes alterations to the castle, was the subject of detailed drawn survey.

It was discovered during the striping out process that a large part of the Seaforth Lodge, which predated Lews Castle survived within the current building. Much of the roof structure and parts of the external walls, including external lime harl survived. A detailed drawn and photographic record was made of all surviving elements of the Seaforth Lodge.

Information from Addyman Archaeology.

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