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Breivig, Lewis

Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Breivig, Lewis

Classification Township (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 136401

Site Number NB43NE 14

NGR NB 4820 3930

NGR Description Centred NB 4820 3930

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

Archaeology Notes

NB43NE 14.00 centred NB 4820 3930

NB43NE 14.01 NB 4822 3928 Crofting Township

NB43NE 14.02 NB 4895 3940 Building

NB43NE 14.03 NB 4965 3935 Buildings

NB43NE 14.04 NB 4815 3935 Township (possible)

'Part of the village and farm of Vatsker...'

Name Book 1852.

A crofting township, comprising fourteen roofed, five unroofed buildings annotated 'ruins' and a crofting field-system is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Island of Lewis, Ross-shire 1852, sheet 15). The part of the site to the E of the N-S road has a very organised layout and may be connected to a single period of reorganisation (NB43NE 14.01). That to the W has a dispersed lay-out and may represent an earlier phase (NB43NE 14.04).

Sixteen roofed and six unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1988).

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 30 June 1997.


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