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Lewis, Tolsta Chaolais

School (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lewis, Tolsta Chaolais

Classification School (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Tolstadh A Chaolais; Tolasdadh A Chaolais

Canmore ID 137063

Site Number NB13NE 32

NGR NB 1950 3800

NGR Description NB 1940 3850 to NB 1960 3717

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NB13NE 32.00 centred on NB 1950 3800

NB13NE 32.01 1950 3890 Township

NB13NE 32.02 1940 3770 Township

NB13NE 32.03 1964 3765 Crofting Township; School

NB13NE 32.04 1927 3825 Crofting Township

NB13NE 32.05 1987 3874 Building; Structure; Enclosures; Head-dyke

NB13NE 32.06 1942 3842 Building

NB13NE 32.07 1921 3895 Structures

Breasclete displays a number of phases of development which are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Island of Lewis, Ross-shire 1854, sheet 18) and on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974). To the E is an extensive system of head-dykes (NB23NW 81) which may be partly associated with these townships.

The first phase is a pre-improvement township with two foci (NB13NE 32.01 - .02).

This is replaced by two crofting townships (see NB13NE 32.03, .04). Both crofting townships have been enlarged to form the present extensive crofting township of Breasclete.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 24 September 1997.


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