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Lewis, Stornoway, 1 North Beach

Warehouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lewis, Stornoway, 1 North Beach

Classification Warehouse (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Old Sail Loft; Warehouse; Esplanade Quay

Canmore ID 153309

Site Number NB43SW 42

NGR NB 42119 32812

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


Publication Account (1997)

On North Beach Quay, is a potentially attractive warehouse (the Fishermen's Cooperative building) figure 20, reminiscent of Stornoway's important fishing and maritime role in the early nineteenth century. Apparently first built with five bays, there is now an addition of a further three; all, however, fit the symmetry of the building, which still retains its central forestair and loft doorway in the five-bay range. Attached and facing east is a dwelling house, also in poor condition but worthy of renovation, since it is one of the few remaining nineteenth-century standing buildings in this central core of the town

Information from ‘Historic Stornoway: The Archaeological Implications of Development’ (1997).


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