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Lewis, Arnol

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

Site Name Lewis, Arnol

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

Canmore ID 131435

Site Number NB34NW 2.03

NGR NB 3110 4860

NGR Description From NB 3111 4893 to NB 3095 4831

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Barvas
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty



A linear crofting township, comprising twenty-three roofed buildings and twenty enclosures is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Island of Lewis Ross-shire 1853, sheet 8). Lengths of head-dyke run to the N and S of this township.

The crofting township of Arnol is shown at almost the same location on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974).

Comparison between current OS 1:10000 maps and the 1st edition OS 6-inch would suggest that the linear crofting township has moved slightly to the SE, perhaps when the present roads was constructed between 1893 and 1897 or when the present crofting field-system was allotted.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 18 February 1997.


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