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North Uist, Tigharry

Inn (Period Unassigned), Mill (Period Unassigned), School (Period Unassigned), Smithy (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name North Uist, Tigharry

Classification Inn (Period Unassigned), Mill (Period Unassigned), School (Period Unassigned), Smithy (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Tighary

Canmore ID 10110

Site Number NF77SW 19

NGR NF 7139 7190

NGR Description Centred NF 7139 7190

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish North Uist
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NF77SW 19 centred 7139 7190

The settlement at Tigharry, ruins of which can still be traced, is first recorded in the Judicial Rental of 1718 but was probably in existence by 1666.

A MacDonald and A MacDonald 1904; I A Crawford 1965.

No remains of any age can be seen at Tighary, which is still populated, other than the occupied 18th century house at Huna, NF 7154 7228.

Visited by OS (J T T), 24 June 1965.

A crofting township comprising fifty-two roofed buildings, which include a school, a mill, a smithy and an inn, three partially roofed buildings and nine unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Hebrides, North Uist etc. 1881, sheet xxxiii).

Forty-four roofed, one partially roofed and eleven unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1971).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH), 25 April 1997.

Activities

Field Visit (24 June 1965)

No remains of any age can be seen at Tighary, which is still populated, other than the occupied 18th century house at Huna, NF 7154 7228.

Visited by OS (J T T), 24 June 1965.

Desk Based Assessment (1965)

The settlement at Tigharry, ruins of which can still be traced, is first recorded in the Judicial Rental of 1718 but was probably in existence by 1666.

A MacDonald and A MacDonald 1904; I A Crawford 1965.

Note (25 April 1997)

A crofting township comprising fifty-two roofed buildings, which include a school, a mill, a smithy and an inn, three partially roofed buildings and nine unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Hebrides, North Uist etc. 1881, sheet xxxiii).

Forty-four roofed, one partially roofed and eleven unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1971).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH), 25 April 1997.

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