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Barra, Brevig

Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Barra, Brevig

Classification Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Township (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Breivig; Breibhig; Breibhig Village

Canmore ID 126135

Site Number NL69NE 59

NGR NL 6899 9890

NGR Description Centred NL 6899 9890

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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



A township comprising forty-four roofed, fourteen unroofed buildings, several enclosures and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Hebrides, Barra etc. 1880, sheet lxv). Sixty roofed, twenty-one unroofed buildings and several enclosures are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1971).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 6 June 1997.


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