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Recording Your Heritage Online

Event ID 564774

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Recording Your Heritage Online


PORTREE (Port an Righ/Portrigh -the King's Harbour) Portree should really be first encountered by boat, for it is best appreciated when seen from between the rugged shoulders of Trotternish and Ben Tianavaig, which stand sentinel at the mouth of the bay. The anchorage, with wharf and pier planned by Telford, 1818, is overlooked by genteel, curving terraces: Beaumont Crescent, advertised in 1839 as 'neatly furnished, and well adapted for respectable families', with Bosville Terrace above and Douglas Row, slightly later (and extended c.1870s) with lots of dormers along Quay Street. These form the nucleus of the planned village which, from the 1820s, began to replace the small existing settlement.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

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