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Lewis, Col

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

Site Name Lewis, Col

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

Alternative Name(s) Nether Coll; Col Iorach

Canmore ID 136382

Site Number NB43NE 12

NGR NB 4700 3990

NGR Description Centred NB 4700 3990

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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



A large crofting township with two foci of settlement each adjacent to a road, comprises fifty roofed, two unroofed buildings, one partially roofed building and a head-dyke as depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Island of Lewis, Ross-shire 1852, sheet 14 and 15). A much enlarged township is shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1988).

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 27 June 1997.


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